Released on 08 May 2014.
Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and the heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation. It includes poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Thomas, Laurence Binyon, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and many more.
The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the ‘Great War’, which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
Read war poems from the finest contemporary and classic poets, including Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and more.
The 1st July marks the marks the 100th anniversary of the start of one of the First World War’s most terrible conflicts and one of the bloodiest military battles in history. We've collected together the most insightful, harrowing and thought-provoking books on one of the ...