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The War Poets

During the First World War, unlike previous wars, a significant number of important British poets served as soldiers. As one might expect, they composed poetry that reflected their experiences in battle, the conditions in the trenches and the spirit of the men they fought beside. 356 more words

The Great War

Poetry: Futility

‘Futility’ is an anti-war poem by the most renowned war poet, Wilfred Owen. The poem throws light on the futility of war & the futility of several other thing, which fail to wake up a dead soldier from his deep sleep. 152 more words

Poetry

...and half the seed of Europe, one by one: Diary drawings (1)

Having established Shun!, and inspired by the writings of Wilfred Owen and Pat Barker’s Regeneration, I occupied a few weeks with making drawings that holds connotations with the First World War. 63 more words

Conceptual Illustration

Dulce et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 373 more words

Poetry

Song Lyric Sunday: Memorial Day

One of the things I love about Helen’s weekly prompt to share a song is the glimpse it gives me into the lives of people in different countries. 609 more words

Music

Short story: The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb by Arthur Conan Doyle, from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Recommended.

Poem: Greater Love by Wilfred Owen, listened to through Librivox. 34 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen - Document Commentary

Wilfred Owen, born in 1893, he was twenty-two years old by 1915 when he joined the British army and was dead before his twenty-sixth birthday, one week before Armistice Day.[1] This was of course common, with the Great War being accredited for creating the lost generation.[2] The war depicted on the home front and the war the men on the western front experienced were two quite separate entities.[3] The soldiers had their own history, which portrayed the harsh realities of trench warfare with its string of failed assaults and memories of fallen friends. 2,319 more words

Anthem For Doomed Youth