World War I | Literature and the War Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (1975). Patrick J. Quinn and Steven Trout, editors, Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory (2001) Vincent Sherry, The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003). Vincent Sherry, editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005). Catherine W. Reilly, English Poetry of the First World War: A Bibliography (1978). Kermesse, a painting by Wyndham Lewis. Contemporary Maps This section of the website contains archive photographs taken during, before and after the war. Specifically this sub-section contains various maps produced by publishers of the many contemporary accounts of the war while it was still in progress. Click here to view a collection of maps produced in the post-war period detailing both the battlefronts and specific battles. The photos reproduced below are in thumbnail format - simply click a given photograph to view a larger copy within a separate window. Available Pages - 1 2 The Parados was the side of a trench farthest from the enemy
THE POETRY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR FIRST WORLD WAR POETRY Key war poets including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon,famous war poems (with notes), war poetry anthologies, and maps War Poetry Books Minds at War Out in the Dark We Are the Dead French Poems of the First World War Also see our Books page for many more anthologies and collections of poems by individual poets. About War Poets Rupert Brooke Wilfred OwenEdward Thomas Brief Lives of 25 War Poets What the War Poets Knew German Jewish poets of the First World War(Above include some portraits) War Poems (some with notes) Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred OwenHere Dead We Lie by A E Housman Peace by Rupert BrookeThis is no case of . . . by Edward Thomas German Jewish war poems Pre-First World War poems that encouraged young men to fight: with an introduction to these poems. History of the First World War in brief. First World War war memorials in the north of the UK - photographs Recent Poems about the First World War
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Literary memories of World War One Focusing on works of fiction produced during the 1920s-30s, Professor Emeritus Modris Eksteins explores the role of literature as a means to confront and overcome the devastation of World War One. Crisis of authority The war brought in its wake a crisis of authority of gargantuan proportions: political, economic, social, and, most strikingly, artistic. Literature of commemoration For those myriad grieving families who had suffered personal loss in the war, tradition provided some comfort – whichever side you were on. From the Island of the Sea: the West Indian Battalion in France Published in 1919, this example of commemorative literature records the actions of one of the West Indian battalions active in World War One. View images from this item (8) Copyright: © Guardian Office, Nassau Disenchantment For some, whose emotional pain was often excruciating, such accounts were superficial flimflam. War boom The end of history? For many, fiction had displaced historical writing. All is not quiet
Sassoon Journals Diaries and journals can be among the most intimate and revealing of texts, offering accounts of their authors' lives with minimal literary artifice or mediation. Considered as physical objects, too, they accrue the fascination of having travelled with the writer through the events described in their pages. The notebooks kept by the soldier-poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) during his service in the British Army in the First World War are among the most remarkable documents of their kind, and provide an extraordinary insight into his participation in one of the defining conflicts of European history. Cambridge University Library holds the world's richest assemblage of Sassoon's manuscripts and archival papers. Accumulated from various sources over the course of several decades, the collection was magnificently augmented in 2009 with the acquisition of the papers formerly retained in the possession of Sassoon's only child, George.
Prose & Poetry More than any other conflict, the Great War inspired writers of all generations and classes, most notably among combatants. The war's poets are chiefly celebrated today, although much outstanding prose work was also produced by such poets as Sassoon and Blunden, chiefly in the form of personal memoir. This section profiles the more renowned authors and contains samples of their work. Also available in this section are extended features, including a profile of Robert Graves - and, more unusually but nevertheless intriguing, a piece on literary ambulance drivers... The 1917 collection of wartime poetry The Muse in Arms has also been republished here in its entirety. Click on the relevant links below to access individual articles. A 'flying pig' was a mortar bomb
The lions were not led by donkeys | WWI | News | Daily Express In the run-up to commemorations of the outbreak of the 1914-18 War that entrenched view is at last under the attack it richly deserves. Education Secretary Michael Gove said it was time to reject "Left-wing academics" who were using such shows as Blackadder Goes Forth to feed myths about the First World War which depict it as "a misbegotten shambles€¦ a series of catastrophic mistakes perpetrated by an out-oftouch elite". Sir Tony Robinson, who played Private Baldrick in that much-loved series, says he is talking rubbish. One thing everyone can agree on: the war was a national tragedy. The view of the war of "lions led by donkeys" - brave Tommies led by asinine generals - is largely the product of a 50-year-old play and film Oh! It was based on a highly tendentious book The Donkeys by the late Tory MP Alan Clark who wrote it for quick cash. Far from being a futile war the majority opinion at the time was that it was a just fight. What of the generals under him?
Anthem for Doomed Youth On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a radical Serbian student, assassinated the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Francis Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie. This single, amateurish stunt for Serbian independence, coupled with arrogant foreign relations and entangling alliances, would, within a month, draw the western world into the most cruel, catastrophic war it had ever known. The First World War arrived at the climax of an era of unprecedented growth and achievement in Europe, shattering people's faith in king and country, and putting the lie to the popular notion that man and society had been progressing and improving right in step with the giant strides of the industrial revolution. This was total war. This time everyone would be affected: laborers, tradesmen, public school boys, Oxbridge graduates, and women. Initially, the war was not called the First World War, for no one could believe that there would ever be another war after this one. have been included and even highlighted.