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In Flanders fields
The Hero
Out West
The letter
The dreamers
Song-books of the war
The one-legged man
Break of day
The next war
Base details
The General
The chances
Quo vadis Anzac?
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This selection offers poetic perspectives of WW1 ranging from the pathos of 'Out West' through the insanity of 'Break of Day' - the scream of futility in 'Attack" - the cynical insight of 'The Next War' to the tragedy of 'The Hero'.

The first four of the poets in the list were soldiers who experienced the horrors of World War 1 first hand. My own poem, 'Quo vadis Anzac?', is also offered. It poses a question worthy of consideration.

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The Poets:
Wilfred Owen
Siegfried Sassoon
John McCrae
Isaac Rosenburg
Osbert Sitwell
John Woods

"War is nasty business, not glorious, and it is also stupid. WWI was the end of innocence and the poets who wrote of their war experiences brought home the irony of that innocence in the face of the devastation that was wrought."
(David R. Cook. Menomonie, Wis.)