English Literature AS Wider reading Quotes

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Theme: Conditions at war
"A high explosive shell had got in amoungst the men and carnage was beyond belief" -The First Casualty
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Theme: Conditions at war
"men who had been cooking, cleaning and killing lice at least five seconds earlier- at least ten were dead."- The First Casualty
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Theme: Conditions at War
"Rabbits trapped in thier burrow"- Rabbits, DM Mitchell
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Theme: Death
"He yelled for help but no-one heard"
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Theme: Women
"No longer caged and penned up"- War Girls, Jesse Pope
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Theme: Recruiting
Fat civilians wishing they could go and fight the Hun, Cant you see them thanking God, That they're over forty one" -Recruiting By Ewart Alam Mackintosh
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Theme: Women
Girls with feathers, vulgar songs" Recruiting By Ewart Alam Mackintosh
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Theme:Death
"He put a bullet through his brain.No-one spoke of him again"- Suicide in the trenches bySeigfried Sasson.
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Theme: Youth
"waste of youths most precious years"- Waste, G.A.Studdert Kennedy.
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Theme: Coping Mechanism
"Read yer Bibles, pass the rum" Over The Top by Sybil Bistowe
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Theme: Death
"We shall not sleep though poppies grown in Flander's fields" In Flander's Fields - John McCrae
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Theme: War's a Game
"The red crashing game of a fight" Who's for the Game? - Jessie Pope
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Theme: War's a game
"Some cheered us home but not like crowds cheer goals" Disabled - Wilfred Owen
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Theme: Death
"A name amongst nameless names" Manslaughter Morning - A E Tomlinson
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Theme: Patriotism & Women
Your country is up to her neck in a fight, And she’s looking and calling for you." Whos for the game, Jessie Pope
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Theme: Patriotism
"Dulce et decorm est" Meaning it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.- All Quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque.
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Theme: Germans
"We could have been friends, or brothers without this uniform"- All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque
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"Theme: Death
"We all have to kill"- All quiet on the western front
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Theme: Women
"Look at those thin shoes, not good for marching" All quiet on the western front
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Theme: Opinion of war back home
"The war isnt the way it looks back here"
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Theme: On leave
I shouldn't have come on leave, in the front you're ethier dead or alive"
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Theme: Cowardice
"Getting yourself injured on purpose was a court martial offence"Shoulder the sky, Anne Perry
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Theme: Death
"Lost count of how many wounded and dead he had seen" Shoulder the sky, Anne Perry
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Theme: Cowardice
"Some men panicked, worn down by fear cold and horros put thier hands above the parapet preciescly so a sniper would get them." Shoulder the sky Anne Perry
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Theme: War is a game
"Smith" calling them all the same implies no distinction between the men, like they are pawns. -Oh what a lovely war
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Theme: Opinions back home
"Dont worry we will soon have you back at the front."
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Theme: Women
"All a girl thinks about is getting admirers" Testiment of youth, Vera Brittain
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Theme: Women
"Men seem to have so much choice" Vera Brittain
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Theme: Women (opinions of)
"All this learning makes them mannish" Testiment of youth
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Theme: Women (Opinions of)
"Why are women always so dense"
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Theme: Class/ Selfish
"So inconvient for me"- Vera Brittain
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Theme: Back home
"Something so starved and dry about these hospital nurses", Vera Brittain Letters from a lost generation
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Theme: Death
"Butchers shop appearance"- Vera Brittain Letters from a lost generation
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Theme: Shock/ Coping Mechanism
"Suffering from shock as well, although he says nothing about it."- Vera Brittain
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Theme: Death
"Fates Jelous of them"
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Theme: Conditions at war
"Roar of explosions" - my dear I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young
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Theme: Class/ Selfish
"Sweet jesus, let Riley not be in that" -My dear I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young
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Theme: Selfish
"Hope thats us, not them."- My dear I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young
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Theme: Religion
"God is with us, King and empire" Oh what a lovely war!
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Theme: Expectations
"How dead keen we were when the war started" For services rendered by W.Somerset Maugham
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Theme: Anger at those in charge
"They havent learnt a thing"- For services rendered, W. Somerset Maugham
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Theme: Expectations
"I hadn't expected such a pleasant life" Barton, Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
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Theme: Reality of War
"I am afraid of myself. Of what I am becoming" Barton, Strange meeting by Susan Hill
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Theme: Expectation
"Its most frightfully exciting" Raleigh in Journeys End by R.C Sherrif
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Reality of war
"Stands with lowered head" about Raleigh in Journeys End by R.C Sherriff
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"men who had been cooking, cleaning and killing lice at least five seconds earlier- at least ten were dead."- The First Casualty

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Theme: Conditions at war

Card 3

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"Rabbits trapped in thier burrow"- Rabbits, DM Mitchell

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Card 4

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"He yelled for help but no-one heard"

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Card 5

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"No longer caged and penned up"- War Girls, Jesse Pope

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