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Dulce et Decorum Est

The famous anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen written as a result of his experiences serving in WW1 and published after his death. It is relevant as we consider the meaning of ANZAC Day. 327 more words

NPM #13 - Shadwell Stair

I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair.
Along the wharves by the water-house,
And through the cavernous slaughter-house,
I am the shadow that walks there. 81 more words

Books

Wilfred Owen's Neurasthenia

Wilfred Owen, a man whose name is synonymous with War poetry, went out onto the front line in 1917. By this point, thousands of troops were already suffering from what was known as shell-shock, a condition that had become more and more prevalent after the Somme offensive the previous year. 1,535 more words

New website launches to immortalise Surrey's Great War story

People with stories or photographs of Surrey in the Great War are being urged to help create a lasting digital memorial to the county’s role during the conflict. 564 more words

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Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Dulce Et Decorum Est

by Wilfred Owen

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… 198 more words

Poetry

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.

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English Poetry of the Great War

War has always produced poetry, traditionally paeans to courage, honor and self-sacrifice and celebrations of the warrior fighting and perhaps dying nobly and the soldier giving his life for his country.  805 more words

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