The Hydra

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The Hydra was a magazine produced by the patients of the Craiglockhart War Hospital, noteworthy for having been edited at one time by Wilfred Owen, and for including poems by Siegfried Sassoon.[1] The magazine was headquartered in Edinburgh.[1] In 1918 George Henry Bonner became the editor.[1] The magazine ceased publication the same year.[2]

The Hydra is mentioned in Pat Barker's novel Regeneration about the experiences of patients at Craiglockhart War Hospital during World War I.

The name was a reference to the hospital’s pre-war role as a centre for hydrotherapy.[1] All issues of the magazine were archived by Oxford University.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Recovering Hydra". Oxford Today. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Publications of War". Oxford University. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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