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A Soldier, A Poet, A Human

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This is my 30 slides or less story :)

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  • your title slide is charismatic.. rest slides have more text but i understand the demand of Hubert's biography that you tried to cover. Thanks for sharing mate, as i never heard of him, and now after reading about him on your slide-cast i am feeling as if i have missed something for a long. Thanks for sharing this amazing story of a 'Poet in Uniform' or a 'Uniformed Poet'
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    • A Soldier, A Poet, A Human By Ryan Harwood
      • On one fateful day on the 28 June 1914 the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked a War between the Serbian’s and the Hungarian's, this soon later had many other nations joining in to fight in this epic battle.
      • In Australia there was one man that wanted to sign up to fight in this war. His name was Hubert James Junior he was a very young man only of age 19.
      • Hubert was a strong-minded young man with a contentious nature, driven partly by boredom in his course and partly, as some have suggested by a desire to escape the perceived oppression of his father and to carve his own identity, Hubert reacted to the declaration of war by travelling to the nearest place he could find for officer training and signing up.
      • Hubert was on holiday’s in Australia at the time, and consequently he was enlisted in the 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade , travelling to France as a captain in May 1915.
      • The 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade contained another captain who was gifted with writing poetry, Siegfried Sassoon, the two soon met, supposedly after Hubert found a copy of his notes and work on a mess table; recognising the work as that of an poet, Hubert peeked at the inside cover and discovered Sassoon's name.
      • The pair struck up a friendship and Sassoon soon became a major this influenced Huberts' early poetic style.
      • Nevertheless there was a war on, and Hubert fought in both the Battle of Loos and the Battle of the Somme, where his men were reduced to under 400. Soon after Hubert was hit by shellfire as he waited for reinforcements.
      • Despite being wounded and evacuated to a hospital, Hubert was quite literally dead to the world for a few hours, as the Colonel was told that Hubert had died and The Australian published his obituary accordingly.
      • The mistake was soon discovered, but Hubert's wounds caused a long period of convalescence. Hubert Junior published the first volume of war poetry, than after that he returned back to the 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade where he fought along side his comrades again.
      • After returning back to the 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, they were attacked at there outpost. The onslaught lasted for several days.
      • His men fought bravely but the overwhelming power of the enemy forced his men to retreat but Hubert standing his ground to fight for his country if that meaned dying for it.
      • Hubert was injured by wild fire, he saw his life flash before his very own eyes. He thought he was going to die but a black shadow stormed the room and saved Hubert. He was than taken to hospital where he recovered from his injuries.
      • This inspired Hubert to write his second volume of war poetry. After Hubert had finished the poetry his old friend and inspiration Siegfried Sassoon approached Hubert when he tired to rejoin the 1 st platoon.
      • He had some very bad news for Hubert, he told him that he had been discharged from the platoon. He was shocked on what he was just told by his fellow comrade.
      • After the discharge Hubert continued on with the of volumes of his poetry. He made 8 more volumes based on what he seen in war.
      • He considers these volumes to be his life's work and on reflection if he had never been seriously wounded he would of never completed the poetry volumes.