Part V

 

Dreams of Peace & Freedom : Part V

These Hearts

 

Words from Rupert Brooke's War Sonnet IV, The Dead

Music by Sue Casson

 

David Maxwell Fyfe : Robert Blackmore

Sung by Sue and Lily Casson

Played by Sue Casson

 

Recorded at Lana Banana Studios

Engineered by Henry Willard

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These Hearts - a musical free setting by Sue Casson of part of Rupert Brooke's War Sonnet IV 'The Dead' inspired by David Maxwell Fyfe's response to seeing a film of the liberation of Auschwitz during the Nuremberg Trials.

 

Brooke’s Sonnet IV - The Dead begins

 

'These hearts were woven of human thoughts and cares'

 

a meditation on the humanity of the inert bodies lying on the muddy French battlefields. In the context of David Maxwell Fyfe’s story it could also suggest the obscene waste of life in concentration camps, film of the liberation of which was presented as evidence at Nuremberg.

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