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1

When and where did Raymond Asquith die?

The Somme, 1915

2

When and where did Rupert Brooke die?

Skiros, 1915

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What poems did Rupert Brooke write?

1) Peace
2) The Dead
3) The Soldier

4

When and where did Leslie Coulson die?

The Somme, 1916

5

When are how did Jeffrey Day die?

Shot down, 1918

6

When was Rupert Brooke born?

1887

7

When did Julian Grenfell live?

1888-1915

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When and how did Julian Grenfell die?

Died of wounds, 1915

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What poem did Julian Grenfell write?

Into Battle

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Describe Into Battle, by Julian Grenfell

- Set in Flanders, April 1915
- Describes the British fighting spirit going into battle
- Turns serious at the end with death

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When and where did W.N. Hodgson die?

The Somme, 1916

12

When and where did T.M. kettle die?

The Somme, 1916

13

When and where did Francis Ledwidge die?

Flanders, 1917

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When and how did John McCrae die?

Died of pneumonia, 1918

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When did John McCrae live?

1872-1918

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What poem did John McCae write?

In Flanders Fields

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Describe In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae

- Children everywhere memorized it
- Poppies
- Tragic, but peaceful scene
- The Dead, were living and able to enjoy the natural beauty of the Earth, they "lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow" but now they lie beneath the crosses in Flanders Field

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When and where did E.A. Mackintosh die?

Cambrai, 1917

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When and where did Wilfred Owen die?

Sambre Canal, 1918

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When did Wilfred Owen live?

1883-1918

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What poems did Wilfred Owen write?

1) Anthem for Doomed Youth
2) Dulce Et Decorum Est
3) Exposure
4) Insensibility
5) The Send-Off
6) Futility
7) Strange Meeting

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Describe Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen

- Speaker asks us what sort of notice or holy ritual marks the deaths of soldiers who are slaughtered in battle
- Compares them to cattle
- Asks what ritual can be done to make these deaths easier to swallow

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Describe Dulce Et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen

- "How sweet it is to die for one's country"
- Calls this The old Lie
- Describes a gas attack just as the day ends
- Describes how physically tolling the war is on a daily basis

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Describe Exposure, by Wilfred Owen

- Depicts the fate of soldiers who perished from hypothermia, exposed to the horrific conditions of open trench warfare before dawn
- Often before death, soldiers would enter a delusional state in which feelings and memories of warmth clouded their minds
- Portrayed with imagery of "sunk fires" and other home comforts

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Describe Insensibility, by Wilfred Owen

- Describes happy soldiers as ones who have cold veins, and show no compassion to what's going on around them
- Dullness best solves mental problems
- Happy are those who lack imagination

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Describe The Send-Off, by Wilfred Owen

- Describes the ritual/celebration of soldiers being sent off the battle
- Destination unknown, and moved secretly
- Will the soldiers return to such a happy scene?

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Describe Futility, by Wilfred Owen

- Describes soldiers moving a recently deceased fellow soldier into the sun, hoping its warmth will revive him
- The sun was always the thing that could wake him, but not this time
- The sun can do nothing, young men were being killed before their lives had barely begun

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Describe Strange Meeting, by Wilfred Owen

- The speaker describes he knows he is in Hell
- Enters a discussion with awakened sleeper who recognizes him
- Informs the sleeper that there is no reason to mourn, since the guns and deaths from the battles above are divorced from their presence

29

When and where did Robert Palmer die?

Mesopotamia, 1916

30

When and where did Isaac Rosenberg die?

Rifle Wood, 1918

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When did Isaac Rosenberg live?

1890-1918

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What poems did Isaac Rosenberg write?

1) On Receiving News of the War
2) August 1914
3) Break of Day in the Trenches
4) Dead Man's Dump
5) Returning, We Hear the Larks

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Describe On Receiving News of the War, by Isaac Rosenberg

- Describes his reaction to the start of the war
- Foresees horrible consequences

34

Describe August 1914, by Isaac Rosenberg

- Reflects on the beginning of WWI
- Questions the consequences of its destruction

35

Describe Break of Day in the Trenches, by Isaac Rosenberg

- Setting: dawn
- Soldiers is amused by a rat's presence on the front line

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Describe Dead Man's Dump, by Isaac Rosenberg

- Describes a soldier going wiring (setting up barbed wire) in No Man's Land
- Carriages pulled by mules pass neat the bodies of the dying and run over corpses

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Describe Returning, We Hear the Larks, by Isaac Rosenberg

- Lark: song-bird
- Soldiers in the trenches know that a bomb is coming, but don't know when
- No control over their death or lark song

38

Where and how did Alan Seeger die?

The Somme, 1916

39

Where and how did Patrick Shaw-Stewart die?

Western Front, 1917

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When and where did C.H. Sorley die?

Loos, 1915

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When did C.H. Sorley live?

1895-1915

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What poems did C.H. Sorley write?

1) All the hills and vales along...
2) When you see millions of the mouthless dead....

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Describe All the hills and vales along..., by C.H. Sorley

- Describes a group of soldiers marching into battle singing

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Describe When you see millions of the mouthless dead..., by C.H. Sorley

- Describes a dream encounter between the living and those killed in WWI
- Suggests to not honor or talk to the dead, as it is not a meaningless conversation

45

When and where did E.W. Tennant die?

The Somme, 1916

46

When and where did R.E. Vernede die?

Havrincourt Wood, 1917

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When and where did T.P. Cameron Wilson die?

The Somme, 1918