Poetry

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/

British Library

In this article, Dr Santanu Das considers how the examination of war poetry has changed and looks beyond typical British trench lyric to explore the variety of poetic responses.

http://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/reframing-first-world-war-poetry


Art

Guardian article: Why can’t we face up to the true horrors of the first world war?

Jonathon Jones asks if, and why, we hide the shocking, gory images of war in favour of something more palatable. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2015/may/28/horrors-first-world-war-art-otto-dix

Guardian article: The first world war in German art: Otto Dix’s first-hand visions of horror

Jonathon Jones looks at the work of Otto Dix, a German artist known for his unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/may/14/first-world-war-german-art-otto-dix

BBC: iWonder

BBC guide looking at how art helps us remember the war.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgmq7ty