Category Archives: Military History

Words of endurance: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. All page numbers below refer to Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. New York: Penguin Classics, 2013. Embedded within the pages … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: The greatest WWI poem—In Parenthesis

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. All page numbers below refer to David Jones,  In Parenthesis. New York: New York Review Books, 2003. Originally published 1937. A … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: War Story of a Violinist

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. Four Weeks in the Trenches: The War Story of a Violinist can be found here. This short account by an officer in … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: Toward the Flame

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. All page numbers below refer to Hervey Allen, Toward the Flame. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. At last, an American … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: Storm of Steel

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. All page numbers below refer to Ernst Juenger, Storm of Steel. Translated by Michael Hofmann. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. If … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: Poems of Wilfred Owen

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. This is a short selection of poems by Wilfred Owen, who served as second lieutenant in the 2nd Manchesters. After suffering … Continue reading

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Words of endurance: Roumanian Diary

This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. All page numbers shown below refer to Hans Carossa, A Roumanian Diary, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1930. Hans Carossa’s Roumanian Diary is … Continue reading

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