Owen Roberts




Owen was a troop leader in the gunners during the North African campaign.  An architecture student, he used to draw sketches of military vehicles during his time as a soldier.  Nature plays a vivid part of his memories.  He recalls the sudden change of landscape from the lush green of the Nile Delta to the barren desert expanse of the Western Desert, described in one of the poems he reads, 'Desert Warfare.'  As a young man, the immensity of the southern starry skies and the desert made him question the meaning of life.  What is the purpose of it all?  How did it all begin?  Now, in his mid nineties, he is still asking the same questions.

Click here to read ‘Desert Warfare.’ 

Owen also reads extracts from: 'In the Desert Today' and 'To a Would be King.'




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