View all 6 comments. Nov 11, Charlie Hasler rated it it was amazing. It felt right to finish this moving collection of poems on this day of remembrance. I was moved by all the words in this book.
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Bitter, triumphant, maudlin, resigned, disillusioned, courageous. These poems, all by men, primarily British, killed in the First World War, elicit the full range of emotions from the reader. The "best" or most "artistic" poetry? Certainly not. But no poetry is more honest nor more heartbreaking. Consider this-seven published British poets died on July 1, , the first day of the Battle of the Somme. This collection is a must. Who for? Perhaps everyone.
Mar 12, Sarah rated it it was amazing. I loved reading this poems but it is sad that the soldiers who wrote these poems in the first world war died before their could see the poems being published. Some poems are heart wrenching. Dec 05, Julie Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: war , poetry , hs-library. A relatively small collection of poems, but it took me forever to read them all.
That is because these poems made me cry, stare at the ceiling deep in thought, and prompted re-reading and savoring.
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Each poem was written by someone who died in WWI, and they are beautiful, haunting, and poignant. The compilation conveys a variety ways the poets grappled with the horror and violence they experienced in war, and it was touching to see how differently they all viewed death, their fates, the meaning o A relatively small collection of poems, but it took me forever to read them all. The compilation conveys a variety ways the poets grappled with the horror and violence they experienced in war, and it was touching to see how differently they all viewed death, their fates, the meaning of courage, the value of joining the war effort The amount of soldier poets who were pro-war and feeling that their suffering and deaths were important contributions toward peace surprised me.
Wilfred Owen,whose poems are at the end of the book, deals with what we call PTSD, regret, and disability the affects on the survivors , and it was a good way to end. I'm definitely purchasing a copy of this book for myself and the high school library. Feb 19, Holly rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-non-fiction. I've always found the poems of the First World War to be the most dramatic. They show the transition from the sense of war glorification to a horrified view of what this new, industrialized global war was all about.
The most potent poems for me are those by Wilfred Owen. We studied some of his when I was in Gr. This is not a happy book of poems as you can imagine but it is a very moving collection of poems I've always found the poems of the First World War to be the most dramatic. This is not a happy book of poems as you can imagine but it is a very moving collection of poems complete with powerful illustrations.
Nov 21, Nat rated it it was amazing. I find a fair few poems are missing, but it is still a nice collection.
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Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Helmer was killed on 2 May when a shell exploded during the second German gas attack. In the absence of a chaplain, McCrae conducted the funeral service for his friend himself. Grief and the trauma of war inspired his poem. While there, he was mainly involved in treating victims of the German gas attacks.
Soon after he wrote the poem, he was transferred, as Chief of Medical Services, to a Canadian field hospital in France, where the wounded from the battles of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Arras, and Passchendaele were treated. McCrae discarded the sheet of paper on which he had written the poem. The poem first appeared in the magazine Punch and immediately touched the hearts of the British people. In the summer of , John McCrae suffered attacks of asthma and bronchitis, almost certainly as a consequence of inhaling chlorine gas during the Second Battle of Ypres.
On 23 January , McCrae fell ill with pneumonia and was admitted to hospital. He died five days later at only 46 years of age. McCrae is buried in Wimereux, north of Boulogne France. In addition to the cemetery and the adjacent concrete shelters of the old dressing station, the bank of the canal has also recently been opened to the public over a distance of metres.
It was here that the guns of the 1st Canadian Artillery Brigade stood in April and it was on this spot shortly afterwards that the Royal Engineers built a number of shelters and dugouts for the protection of the troops in the high canal bank. Shortly after the Armistice, the numerous bunkers in the bank also served as temporary accommodation for many of the refugees returning home.
High on the canal bank stands a monument to the 49th West Riding Division, which was first deployed here in the summer of and suffered heavy losses. Next tot Diksmuidseweg - Ieper.
Poem 'In Flanders Fields'
Free admission. The Poppy No symbol so strongly recalls the Great War as the poppy. It is to the fore in every ceremony and parade on Remembrance Day.