passing bell

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passing bell

n
(Instruments) a bell rung to announce a death or a funeral. Also called: death bell or death knell
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it is a burial, and there is a passing bell!" He pulled off his steel cap as he spoke and crossed himself, with a muttered prayer for the repose of the dead.
IT opens with a question that, sadly, has echoed down the ages with its potency intact: 'What passing bells for these who die as cattle?'
"What passing bells for those who die as cattle?/Only the monstrous anger of the guns."
Although he was virtually unknown in his lifetime, poems such as Anthem for Doomed Youth ('What passing bells for those who die as cattle?') still resonate and modern scholars regard Owen's work as the most significant poetry to come out of the First World War.
As well as creating Hustle, Tony, who lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Tracy, co-created Life On Mars and created Holby Blue, Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach and World War I drama The Passing Bells - then there is the small matter of the 200 or so episodes of EastEnders he has written!
I FOUND the mini-series, The Passing Bells, on BBC1 gripping and an excellent portrayal of what the Great War was like.
The BBC's brilliant series The Passing Bells made it almost possible to smell the mud, smoke, blood and fear and realise why those returning preferred to keep silent.
I'D like to congratulate the BBC for the excellent series The Passing Bells. The programmes gave an insight into the horrors of the trench warfare in World War I and also looked at it from both the British and German perspective.
THE PASSING BELLS (7pm BBC1) WRITER Tony Jordan (EastEnders, Hustle) plays a very clever trick on our sympathies in this new five-part First World War drama.
THE PASSING BELLS (BBC1, Monday - Friday, 7pm) WRITER Tony Jordan says he found himself sobbing like a child as he spent hours and hours writing First World War drama The Passing Bells in his back garden.
Told chronologically over five years – 1914–1918 – The Passing Bells follows their lives as they grow up amid the horrors of the war while back home, their families and loved ones anxiously await news from the front.
THE PASSING BELLS (BBC1, Monday - Friday, 7onday 7 Friday pm) WRITER Tony Jordan Jordan T says he found himself sobbing like a child as he spent hours and hours writing First World War drama THEPassing Bells in his back garden.