Poems from the World Wars Pair
Two world-shaking wars in words, from the trenches to Hiroshima. Know the facts? Here are the feelings. Drowning in mud. Suffocating in gas. Burying your best friend. Seeing London burn in the Blitz. What was it like? Find out in these moving and powerful poems, written by people who witnessed the horrors of war. There are the soldier poets of the First World War trenches: Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon. There are refugees hiding from the Nazis, and sweethearts torn apart by war. There are waterlogged trenches, Polish ghettos, air force bases and bombed cities. It’s war as no history book can show it: not just what happened, but what it felt like.
- Fascinating poems from the First and Second World Wars
- Published in association with the Imperial War Museums
- Features key wartime poets alongside lesser-known writers
- Depicts key events of both wars in a deeply personal way