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War Poetry: Gallery

Year 10 English | Language [VCELA] Literature [VCELT]

Source: Four Canadian soldiers, sleeping and writing letters in the trenches near Willerval. (IWM, 2019).

Level 1 resource"The ‘war poet’ and ‘war poetry’, observed Robert Graves in 1942, were ‘terms first used in World War I and perhaps peculiar to it’. From Anglo-Saxon times to the Boer War, war poetry in English was written largely by civilians and did not have a clearly defined identity; with the extraordinary outpouring between 1914 and 1918, it established itself as a genre and the soldier-poet became a species." (Das, 2014)

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General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings
  • Students will understand that poetry is a deliberate form of language where structural and linguistic features combine to create meaning.
  • Students will understand that the poetry of war has a long tradition in literature.
  • Students will understand that meaning may change depending on the context, culture and linguistic understanding of the reader.
Essential Questions
  • How is poetry different to prose?
  • How can we create meaning with language?

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War Poetry | Gallery: Crimean war

Graves of officers of the 97th Regiment. Crimean War 1854-56

Graves of officers of the 97th Regiment. Crimean War 1854-56

Graves of officers of the 97th Regiment. Crimean War 1854-56

Wounded soldiers seen by H.M. Queen Victoria at Chatham. Crimean War 1854-56

Wounded soldiers seen by H.M. Queen Victoria at Chatham. Crimean War 1854-56

Wounded soldiers seen by H.M. Queen Victoria at Chatham. Crimean War 1854-56

  • Accession Number Q 71597
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker Unknown
  • Place made Place made: United Kingdom, Kent, Royal Navy Dockyard
  • Date made Unknown
  • Conflict Crimean War 1854-56
  • URL https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205062138

Ruins of a Library. Crimean War 1854-56

Ruins of a Library. Crimean War 1854-56

Ruins of a Library. Crimean War 1854-56

  • Accession Number Q 71203
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker Unknown
  • Place made Place made: Russia, Crimea
  • Date made James Robertson
  • Conflict Crimean War 1854-56
  • URL https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205061957

View of the ruined interior of the Great Redan, Sevastopol. Crimean War 1854-56

View of the ruined interior of the Great Redan, Sevastopol. Crimean War 1854-56

View of the ruined interior of the Great Redan, Sevastopol. Crimean War 1854-56

  • Accession Number Q 71081
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker James Robertson
  • Place made Place made: Russia, Crimea
  • Date made Unkown
  • Conflict Crimean War 1854-56
  • URL https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205061845

General view of Balaklava with the huts of the Guards in the foreground and shipping at anchor. Crimean War 1854-56

General view of Balaklava with the huts of the Guards in the foreground and shipping at anchor. Crimean War 1854-56

General view of Balaklava with the huts of the Guards in the foreground and shipping at anchor. Crimean War 1854-56. The charge of the light horse brigade took place at the Battle of Balaklava. 

  • Accession Number Q 71191
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker James Robertson
  • Place made Place made: Russia, Crimea
  • Date made JUnkown
  • Conflict Crimean War 1854-56
  • URL https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205061945

Soldiers strolling casually among the cannon balls left in the Victoria Ravine which marked the line between British and French forces attacking Sevastopol (also known as the Worontzoff Ravine). Crimean War 1854-56

Soldiers strolling casually among the cannon balls left in the Victoria Ravine which marked the line between British and French forces attacking Sevastopol (also known as the Worontzoff Ravine). Crimean War 1854-56

Soldiers strolling casually among the cannon balls left in the Victoria Ravine which marked the line between British and French forces attacking Sevastopol (also known as the Worontzoff Ravine). Crimean War 1854-56

  • Accession Number Q 71241
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker James Robertson
  • Place made Place made: Russia, Crimea
  • Date made Unkown
  • Conflict Crimean War 1854-56
  • URL https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022060

War Poetry | Gallery: World War I Western front

Soldiers of the 45th Battalion wearing gas respirators in a trench at Garter Point, in the Ypres Sector

Soldiers of the 45th Battalion wearing gas respirators in a trench at Garter Point, in the Ypres Sector. Identified, foreground working back: 2146 Corporal H Davis; 3696 Private (Pte) Thomas J Barrow; 5330 Pte Arthur Benfell. (Note by Sergeant A Brooksbank, Gas NCO, 10th Australian Infantry Brigade: 'Alert' and 'Alternative Alert' positions of wearing respirator haversack of small box respirator of modern practical utility).

  • Accession Number E00825
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
  • Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
  • Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Menin Road, Garter Point
  • Date made 27 September 1917
  • Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
  • URL https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C54918

Looking south towards Pozieres

Looking south towards Pozieres, this position was the scene of severe trench warfare, neither side holding it for more than a few hours at a time. It eventually became, in that particular period of fighting, part of no man's land.

  • Places Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
  • Accession Number E00005
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)
  • Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
  • Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Mouquet Farm
  • Date made October 1916
  • Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
  • URL https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1067

The 26th Battery of Australian Field Artillery at Brancourt

The 26th Battery of Australian Field Artillery at Brancourt in readiness to move on to support the British attack on the Oise-Sambre Canal. The English poet Wilfred Owen died Oise-Sambre Canal campaign one week before the end of the war. Although the whole of the Australian Infantry had been withdrawn on 7 October, and taken to rest areas behind Amiens, the Artillery of the Australian Corps continued until the Armistice, in support of the troops who had taken over the Australian Front. 

  • Accession Number E03645
  • Collection type Photograph
  • Object type Black & white - Glass original quarter plate negative
  • Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
  • Place made France: Picardie, Aisne
  • Date made 13 October 1918
  • Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
  • URL https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C396252

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