Poets and guns – Janis Akuraters, Karlis Skalbeş, Edvars Virzas the memories of the First World War, when they were all together in one of Zemgale's five regiments, commissioned by Jukums Vâcietis. All three poets have seen scenes of the same war. And each of them has left his testimony …
In the summer of 1914, the First World War began. John Akuraters wrote that the world war "suddenly, for the entire sun, made the end of his life, intercepting his mystical sword," and his dreams and fate.
Janis Akuraters, Karlis Skalbe, Edvars Virza volunteered to join the Russian Army Corps formed in the Russian army in the autumn of 1916.
Jānis Akuraters wrote in his diary on November 23, 1916, that he had a conversation with the Latvian officers about the tasks to be accomplished, and one of them was a chronicle of war. And the history of the Latvian regiment must be written so that each host can read it later Sunday morning for his family on behalf of a husband. A special strategy of the Latvian warriors, first of all, the Zemgale regiment commander, Yukuma Vãcietis, included poets, artists and musicians in his army without placing them in the first battles of the soldiers but sending him to the duties of the sanitary chronograph, correspondent, the aesthetic experience of those who disturbed the cruelty of the warrior, the pile of corpses, the death and courage of the soldiers, and in such a situation to speak in a patriotic art language that would inspire the Latvian armies. It was a way to our country.
Writers – Viktors Jansons, Maira Valtere. Directed by Victor Jansson.
Production includes Kaspars Znotins, Vilis Daudzins, Ģirts Krumins
Composer – Jānis Ķirsis. Art-i-Shock Music Group – Agnese Eglin, Elina Endzele, Guna Sneu. Soloist Ruta Duduma.
Sound directors – Gustav Ērenpreiss and Andis Ploks. Manufacturer – Māra Eglīte. Editor – Alda Briede.
Radio distribution dedicated to the Latvian state centenary. Recorded at the Latvian Radio Theater in 2018.
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