Voices of War

Artistic Impressions of WW1


When Shots rang out in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914, Europe began hurtling towards one of the deadliest conflicts the world has ever seen.  The crisis would last until November 11th, 1918 and claim millions of lives, with battlefronts in Europe, European Waters, and in the Middle and near East.

World War one, also known as the Great War, was a distinctly modern conflict in many ways.  However, like wars throughout history, it inspired a tremendous amount of creative output from artists and writers, civilians and combatants, men and women.

Though we may read about dates and numbers when we study historic conflicts, the lived reality of World War 1 becomes much more vivid when we look at the diverse creative expressions it inspired.


How The World went to war in 1914

Famous Artists

Famous Poets
Rupert Brooke
Siegfried Sassoon
Wilfred Owen
Laurence Binyon
John McCrae

Women's Poetry of the First World War

Poetry by ordinary soldiers
Aftermath of the war