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Poems from the First World War

Published in Association with Imperial War Museums

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.

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An anthology of poetry covering the topic of World War 1. Perfect for teachers to dip in and out of and choose the most appropriate poems for their classes, this collection explores how a range of different people expressed experiences and emotions of the war through poetry. Poets include Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and more.

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