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.
Famous Artists Poetry
Famous Poets Rupert Brooke Siegfried Sassoon Wilfred Owen Laurence Binyon John McCrae Women's Poetry of the First World War Poetry by ordinary soldiers