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Mans inhumanity to man

Prose;

Birdsong- 'this is not a war, this is an exploration of how far men can be degraded'

Drama;

Oh what a lovely War- 'this is not a war sir, its a slaughter'

 Poetry;

To his love, Ivor Gurney- “His body… is not as you knew it”

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Patritoism

Prose;

George downings letter- 'My little adventure'

Drama;

Journeys end- 'its most fightfully exciting'

Poetry;

The soilder, Rupert Brooke-  'And think, this heart, all evil shed away'

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Politics

Prose;

Regeneration- 'if the country demanded that price then it should bloody well be prepared to look at the result'

Drama;

Oh what a lovely War- 'be a man enlist today', ' The politians chatter like imbociles while civilisation bleeds to death'

Poety;

On being asked for a wr poem, W.B Yeats - 'We have no gift to set a statesman right' (poetry has no right intervening in politics)

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The realities of War

Prose;

Birdsong- 'within 2 hours they had Byrne's head, bit by bit, off his body so that only a hole remained between his shoulders'

Drama;

Blackadder- 'a war would be a damn sight simpler if we just stayed in England and just shot 50,000 of our men each week.'

Poetry;

Anthem for doomed youth-'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?'

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The Home Front/ Women

Prose;

Birdsong- 'if i am fighting on behalf of anyone, then it is for those who have died not for the living at home'

Drama;

Regeneration- 'all over the room yellow skinned women were dragging themselves to their feet'

Poetry;

Glory of women, Siegfried Sassoon- 'You love us when we’re heroes'

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Trench life

Prose;

The last fighting Tommy- '..i never had a bath,a nd i never had any clean cloths/there was no sanatation at all'

Drama;

Journeys End- 'You think there is no limit to what a man an bear'

Poetry;

Dulce et decorum est- 'coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge'

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Heroism

Prose;

 

Drama;

Journeys' End- 'Stanhope: Hero-worship be damned'

Poetry;

Glory of women, Siegfreid Sassoon- 'you love us when we're heroes, home one leave'

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