Revolutionary War Poetry

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“It is a satisfaction for Britain in these terrible times that no share of the responsibility for these events rests on her. She is not the Jonah in this storm. The part taken by our country in this conflict, in its origin, and in its conduct, has been as honourable and chivalrous as any part ever taken in any country in any operation.” (British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, June 1917) it was a mere 2 weeks ago that our P.M David Lloyd George, preached these words into our very naive and young minds. But allow me to be the first to tell you, there is nothing “Chivalrous” about this war. England may not be the Jonah in this storm but we are the people of Nineveh.

Ladies and gentleman, what is it that unites us here today at Whitehall? It is neither our colour, nor our race, neither religion nor gender. It is our genuine distaste with the harsh and confronting reality that is this Great War. The war that England
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the notion of seeing your brothers die in front of your bare eyes, and not be able to do anything to save them. My poems ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Dulce Et Decorm Est’ explains the conflict of life bereft of war, as opposed to that involved in it, they are also poems that i wrote from first hand experiences. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem that describes the inevitable mass killing of soldiers at war whilst ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ brings to life the reality of combat in war - the physical and emotional state soldiers find themselves in before, during and immediately after a sudden gas attack. Both these poems will paint a vivid image how and what the soldiers had to go through every day, and make you all understand how the war is from the perspective of a solider that has been through gas attacks, whaling shells, gun shots, to see your brothers go to sleep and never wake up, and the struggles men have to go through after the war, assuming that they do
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