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‘Spring Offensive’ by Wilfred Owen

‘Spring Offensive’ by Wilfred Owen Halted against the shade of a last hill, They fed, and, lying easy, were at ease And, finding comfortable chests and knees Carelessly slept.                                But many there stood still To face the stark, blank … Continue reading

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‘Dreamers’ by Siegfried Sassoon

‘Dreamers’ by Siegfried Sassoon Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, Drawing no dividend from time’s to-morrows. In the great hour of destiny they stand, Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows. Soldiers are sworn to action; they must win … Continue reading

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‘The Wind on the Downs’ by Marian Allen

‘The Wind on the Downs’ by Marian Allen ‘The Wind on the Downs’, was written by Marian Allen in May 1917. Allen wrote the poem a few days after she heard the tragic news that her fiancé, Arthur Tylston Greg, had … Continue reading

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‘Nightfall’ by Herbert Ashley Asquith

‘Nightfall’ by Herbert Ashley Asquith Hooded in angry mist, the sun goes down: Steel-gray the clouds roll out across the sea: Is this a Kingdom? Then give Death the crown, For here no emperor hath won, save He.  In War and Words Surrey … Continue reading

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‘Perhaps’ by Vera Brittain

‘Perhaps’ by Vera Brittain Perhaps some day the sun will shine again, And I shall see that still the skies are blue, And feel once more I do not live in vain, Although bereft of You. Perhaps the golden meadows at … Continue reading

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‘Does it matter?’ by Siegfried Sassoon

‘Does it matter?’ by Siegfried Sassoon Does it matter?-losing your legs? For people will always be kind, And you need not show that you mind When others come in after hunting To gobble their muffins and eggs. Does it matter?-losing your … Continue reading

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‘The Target’ by Ivor Gurney

‘The Target’ by Ivor Gurney I shot him, and it had to be One of us “Twas him or me. ‘Couln’t be helped’ and none can blame Me, for you would do the same My mother, she cant sleep for … Continue reading

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