Friday, 8 June 2007

Edward Thomas' Pocket Watch

On Easter Monday, 1917, Edward Thomas volunteered to occupy a forward observation post on the Western Front. At 36 minutes and 12 seconds past seven o'clock in the morning, a shell landed close to him. It left no mark on his body, but the blast stopped his heart, and his pocket watch. The pocket watch has been one of the most poignant exhibits in the Imperial War Museum, and is kept in the Edward Thomas Collection, at Cardiff University Library.

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