Archive: Mar 2013

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

This sonnet was completed on, or just before, 25th September 1917 and the final draft, of which there were many, bears several amendments by Siegfried Sassoon, whom Owen had met while both men were at Craiglockhart Military Hospital during that summer. However, Anthem for Doomed Youth, in a different form, was first imagined by Owen […]

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Recruiting by E. A. Mackintosh

Recruiting by E A Mackintosh

Although many question whether this is a pro-war or anti-war poem, it probably neither. Here, Mackintosh really seeks to praise the men with whom he serves and to urge others to find the same comradeship, trust and loyalty that he has discovered in the trenches.

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