First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Wilfred Owen" web sites

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BBC : history : Wilfred Owen audio gallery
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is one of the most revered and famous war poets of the First World War, and his name is often linked with that of Siegfried Sassoon. The website "BBC : history : Wilfred Owen audio gallery" is an audio/picture gallery on the BBC history site, with a reading and analysis of one of Owen's most famous poems, 'The Sentry'. Alongside it is a letter to the poet's mother, written in January 1917 and describing the same events in more prosaic terms. This juxtaposition is an excellent opportunity for students to analyse textual and functional difference of language and …
Benjamin Britten
This site forms the output of a research project by two students at the California Institute of Technology on the subject of the English composer Benjamin Britten. It focuses particularly on his 'War Requiem', and presents a detailed biography, describing influences and events of importance to Britten's artistic development, and listing his major works. There is a large section devoted to the 'War Requiem', which expands on the background to it, and includes its text in full, as well as a discussion on the poems of Wilfred Owen, nine of which were combined with the Latin Mass to compri…
Counter attack
This site takes its name from one of Siegfried Sassoon's poems and is dedicated to First World War literature (especially poetry) and history. The resource was created and is maintained by Michele Fry, and is updated regularly. It is aimed at everyone, from the general public, to students studying First World War literature and also tutors involved in teaching the subject. Included on the site are several essays written by Fry, relating to cultural and social aspects of WWI. In addition, the essays are fully referenced. The site also offers detailed bibliographical essays on pro…
Lost poets of the Great War
Lost poets of the Great War is a website devoted to poets killed in World War I. The poets commemorated are: Rupert Brooke; John McCrae; Wilfred Owen; Isaac Rosenberg; Alan Seeger; and Edward Thomas. For each poet, there is a short biography and a selection of poems. There are also poems by: Mary Henderson; Alice Meynell; Margaret Sackville; Edgell Rickwood; Ernest Hemingway; and Muriel Stuart. Other features include: a sound file of a letter from Wilfred Owen to Sir Osbert Sitwell in July 1918; responses of various poets to John McCrae's 'Flanders Fields'; and a discussion of Christia…
Publications of the war
"The Publications of the War" Web pages are part of the Wilfred Owen Multimedia Archive, and provide access to digital facsimiles of a selection of publications produced during the First World War. The site focuses mainly on the journal "Hydra". Eighteen issues of the journal, dating from April 1917 to July 1918, are available from the site. "Hydra" was produced by the patients at Craiglockhart Military Hospital (including Wilfred Owen) during the First World War. The site also has single issues of other contemporary publications, including: "The watch on the Rhine"; "Murder most f…
The Wilfred Owen multimedia digital archive
The Wilfred Owen multimedia digital archive (WOMDA) aims to improve online access to primary source material relating to Wilfred Owen and to preserve this material in a digital archive. The archive provides scans of original documents relating to Owen, and also information about the First World War in general. The type of material available from the site includes: Owen's original manuscripts; letters written by Owen; audio interviews with WWI veterans; contemporary video clips; and contemporary photographs, as well as: modern video clips; and modern photographs. Items on the site ca…
Time travellers
This is the website of Time Travellers, a non profit-distributing limited company, that create live interpretive performance of history and archaeology subjects in museums, galleries, heritage sites and schools. These performances can provide "living history and children's role-play... to provoke, enlighten, and entertain". This is essentially an online advertisement for the company, and provides links to recent clients and partners such as: Bradford Industrial Museum; National Army Museum, London; Northumbria National Park; National Railway Museum, York; and the North Yorkshire Educa…
Troy
Diane Thompson of Northern Virginia Community College has created a fascinating web resource reflecting on the central role of the story of Troy and the Epic Cycle in Greek, Roman and European culture based on the content of her 2004 book 'The Trojan War. Literature and legends from the Bronze Age to the present'(McFarland). She takes the reader on a 3,000 year journey from the archaeology of Troy and Mycenae and the Bronze Age origins of the epics, to the establishment and dissemination of the Homeric texts as seminal books in Greek and Roman times, their transformation into Christian…
War poetry website : war poets and poetry of today and the First World War
The War Poetry website provides access to war poems from the First World War to the latest conflict in Iraq, as well as bibliographical information on poets of the First World War. The site is owned by Saxon Books, and is partially commercial, advertising anthologies of First World War poetry from the publisher. However, the site does give access to the texts of a few First World War poems, including: 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen; and 'Peace' by Rupert Brooke. More readily available are more modern works from: the Vietnam War; the Falklands Wa…
War poets association, The
The War Poets Association website belongs to the UK-registered charity of the same name. The aim of the Association is to promote interest in poets whose subject is the experience of war, and also in the historical context of their lives and works. The charity does not confine its interest to one period or nationality, but as it states on the site: "the primary focus [is] on conflicts since 1914". The site gives short biographies of a number of poets (mainly from the First and Second World Wars) as well as: short introductions to major conflicts; news on publications and events rela…