Poems from the First World War

Published in Association with Imperial War Museums

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Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 12.09.2013
ISBN: 9781447255635
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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.

In the media

You cannot fail to be moved by these poems, which come from the heart and enable us to share the feelings of the poets. The importance of this collection is shown by the fact it is published in association with the Imperial War Museum, which was founded to collect and display material relating to the 'Great War'.
Parents in Touch
Macmillan teams up with the Imperial War Museum for a new collection to mark the centenary, including poems from the soldiers, nurses, families and friends affected by the conflict.
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