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Recruiting
Contrast of propaganda and reality of war
Lies of recruiters
War = hell
Futility of war
Imminent death
Honesty of soldiers
Truth comes at a price
"Lads, you're wanted" meaning changes every time


Joining the Colours
Certain death
So young
Lost potential
Enjambement ­ jolting the happiness of the…

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Spring Offensive
Starts tranquil, contrast to later violence
Violent nature
Earth like the families they've left
Heaven becomes hell
Soldiers come back ashamed, injured, diminished
They have to become `inhuman' to survive
Starts with the calm before the storm
Their time is up
Don't know what to expect
Turning away…

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