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Wilfred Owen's Spring Offensive

Spring Offensive

Halted against the shade of a last hill,
They fed, and, lying easy, were at ease
And, finding comfortable chests and knees
Carelessly slept. 348 more words

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As many of my relatives worked and some died whilst working as miners, I always find this poem very evocative…

There was a whispering in my hearth, 173 more words


Post 1 : WWI and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen.

“Dulce et Decorum est” is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during World War I, and published posthumously in 1920. The Latin title is taken from the Roman poet Horace and means “it is sweet and honorable…”, followed by… 205 more words

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Mr. Gardner and the Erosion of the "Good Death"

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes.

Alexander Gardner’s images of the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam were the first serious attempts of their kind to document the true carnage of conflict. 1,603 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Pat Barker - Regeneration (1991)

Regeneration is sparked by Siegfried Sassoon’s decision to announce his reservations about the war, and the specific act of his throwing his Military Cross ribbon into the sea in defiance. 652 more words


Words, weapons, and WWI No.3: Gas! Gas!

In the Words in War-Time archive, gas is yet another word for which linguistic productivity – and the potential for wide-ranging physical assault – would disturbingly unite in 1914-15. 1,171 more words

Dulce et Decorum Est

“Their life consisted wholly and solely of war, for they were and always had been front-line infantrymen. They survived because the fates were kind to them, certainly—but also because they had become hard and immensely wise in animal-like ways of self-preservation.”—Ernie Pyle, World War II journalist, writing about what he saw at the front.

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