Rupert Brooke, spent time in Dorset, both on holiday at Lulworth, and on military service. His death in 1915 in the Mediterranean stood as a symbol of the wasted youth of a 'lost generation' through the First World War.


Rupert Brooke  (1887-1915)Another soldier and writer, Rupert Brooke, spent time in Dorset, both on holiday at Lulworth, and on military service.

His death in 1915 in the Mediterranean stood as a symbol of the wasted youth of a 'lost generation' through the First World War.

It was during one of these holidays at the Lulworth, that whilst boating, Brooke's dropped his copy of Keats into the water. He immediately leapt overboard and rescued it, probably never realising that it was from this same place that Keats left England forever.

Some of his best poetry was written while at Blandford Army Camp.

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