The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has produced a wide variety of free online and downloadable documents, presentations, classroom resources, Easy Read leaflets and advice for teachers with relation to the subject of the study of the First World War, visits to the military cemeteries in the care of this organization and the theme of “Remembrance”.
Pope is perhaps best known—and indeed most vilified—for her patriotic poetry of the First World War. Published from 1914 onwards in newspapers like the Daily Mail, her verse was later collected in the volumes Jessie Pope's War Poems (1915), More War Poems (1915), and Simple Rhymes for Stirring Times (1916), as well as in charity gift-books such as The Fiery Cross (1915).
A Deep Cry: First World War Soldier-poets Killed in France and Flanders. by Anne Powell. Arranged by dates of death, this anthology gives the short life-and-death stories of 66 British poets killed in northern France and Belgium, including an account of the battle in which each died, with extracts from their poems, letters and diaries.
What were the causes of World War One? On 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. It became known as The Great War because it affected people all over the world.
The Great War and Modern Memory, by Paul Fussell (Oxford, 1975) A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture, by Samuel Hynes, (Bodley Head, 1990) Poetry of the First World War: A Selection of Critical Essays, edited by Dominic Hibberd (Macmillan Casebook Series, 1981).
Poetry from World War I Excerpts from the Original Electronic Text at the web site of the Lost Poets of the Great War, Harry Rusche, Emory University. The poems of Siegfried Sassoon by the Bartleby Project, Columbia University. Jesse Pope. The Call. Who's for the trench--Are you, my laddie? Who'll follow French--.
World War One is also described as the first modern war and is particularly noted for the use of trench warfare, which resulted in an estimated 8.3 million military casualties. When the war broke out in August 1914, Britain relied on a small professional force, differing from other European powers which had vast conscript armies.
How Wilfred Owen Presents the Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum est In the First World War people wanted the young men to go to war, but no-one really knew about conditions of the fighting in the war. Wilfred Owen was one of the people who wanted to tell the public what war was really was like. He tried to do that through his poetry.