First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"In the News" web sites

68 online resources. This is page 5 of 7.
Roads from France
The Guardian (Nov 2008) 'Rereading: The poetry of Edward Thomas (Books : The Guardian) Rereading: He was a muse to other poets, an important part of the emerging modern movement and a pioneering ecological poet, so why is Edward Thomas still so undervalued, asks Edna Longley'.
Rush to join up in WWI
BBC News film-clip (Nov 2008) : Thousands of young East Midlands men volunteered to fight at the outbreak of war in 1914.
Sassoon's lost medal found on Scottish island after 90 years
The Scotsman (May 2007) by Tim Cornwell, Arts Corresppondent.
Scrum V Radio WWI tribute
BBC Sports audio-clip (Nov 2008) : Scrum V Radio offers a tribute to the 13 Wales internationals who gave their lives during World War One.
Services remember British fallen
A BBC News film-clip (Nov 2008).
Six of the Fallen, in Words They Sent Home
From the New York Times (Nov 2008) 'Messages From the Front : Excerpts from the e-mail messages, journals and Web postings of six soldiers who died in Iraq since Jan. 1, 2007.'
Soldiers' fates researched
BBC News film-clip (Nov 2008) : As part of the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, people are being urged to find out more about the fate of local soldiers.
Son kept father's muddy war kilt
BBC News film-clip (Nov 2008) : Accie Manson has carefully kept the mud-stained kilt his father wore when badly wounded at the battle of the Somme in WWI.
The 'forgotten' killer of WWI
BBC News (The Today Programme) audio-clip (Nov 2008) : The flu epidemic at the end of World War I killed 50 million worldwide and nearly 250,000 in Britain. Mark Honigsbaum, a research associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, says that celebrations at the end of the war could have added to the death toll and that then Prime Minister David Lloyd George became seriously ill.
The 'Thankful Village'
BBC News film-clip (Nov 2008) : The village of Upper Slaughter in Gloucestershire is known as a 'Thankful Village' because it lost no men in World War I.