Category Archives: first world war

[Looking Back] Wilfred Owen’s Neurasthenia

As tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, I thought I would repost a little something I wrote on one of the First World War’s most famous poets, Wilfred Owen. Owen was sadly killed in action just one week … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen’s Neurasthenia

Wilfred Owen, a man whose name is synonymous with War poetry, went out onto the front line in 1917. By this point, thousands of troops were already suffering from what was known as shell-shock, a condition that had become more … Continue reading

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Reviving my interest in War literature…

Just lately, when I haven’t been exhausted from my new job, I’ve been throwing myself into reading Pat Barker’s “The Regeneration Trilogy”. The First World War has long been an interest of mine, and I’ve always loved the literature of … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

If I should die, think only this of me:  That there’s some corner of a foreign field  That is for ever England. There shall be  In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;  A dust whom England bore, shaped, made … Continue reading

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Review: Birdsong

As I mentioned in my last birdsong post, after watching the BBC adaptation I was going to pick the book up again and reread it. And reread I did. I certainly was not disappointed. As I mentioned previously, I picked … Continue reading

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