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GCE English Literature A (2740). Unit 1: Texts in Context – World War One Literature (LTA1B). ‘The Spirit of the Age’. The context of war writing…. The realities of war. ‘Over by Christmas’. 1914-1918. 25 000 soldiers sent to help the French at The Western Front in 1914.

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Gce english literature a 2740

GCE English Literature A (2740)

  • Unit 1: Texts in Context – World War One Literature (LTA1B)


Gce english literature a 2740

‘The Spirit of the Age’

The context of war writing…


Gce english literature a 2740

The realities of war...

‘Over by Christmas’

1914-1918

  • 25 000 soldiers sent to help the French at The Western Front in 1914

‘Now all roads lead to France

And heavy is the tread

Of the living; but the dead

Returning lightly dance…’

‘The war to end all wars.’


Gce english literature a 2740

The Battle of The Somme

July 1st 1916

57 000 men hit on first day

20 000 died

No gain was made


Gce english literature a 2740

Man's inhumanity to man


Gce english literature a 2740

‘Earth waited for them

All the time of their growth

Fretting for their decay:’


Gce english literature a 2740

‘Life contracts and death is expected,’


Gce english literature a 2740

‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,’


Gce english literature a 2740

‘Gas! Gas! Quick boys,

An ecstasy of fumbling…’


Gce english literature a 2740

‘Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge…’


Gce english literature a 2740

Women


Gce english literature a 2740

Patriotism


Gce english literature a 2740

‘If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England…’


Gce english literature a 2740

Politics


Gce english literature a 2740

The physical, mental and spiritual consequences.


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