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Arms and the Boy

Arms and the Boy

by Wilfred Owen

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Websites

The Wilfred Owen Association Wants You

The website for the Owen Association has information about Owen's life, poems, and works written about him. One stop shopping, in other words.

Poets.org

It's always worth a look.

Shell Shock

If you're looking for scoop on this common World War I condition that many suffered from, including Wilfred Owen, the BBC has your back.

The First World War Online

Everything you ever wanted to know and then some.

Poetry of the Great War

WWI may have been the pits, but it sure produced a lot of good poetry.

Video

"Wilfred Owen" Up in Arms

Yep, it's as creepy as it sounds: this picture of Wilfred Owen is (oddly) made to look as though it is actually reading the poem.

Wilfred Owen Tableau

Here's a slide show of World War I images, along with Richard Burton reading Owen's poems.

Shell Shock Footage

This footage from World War I shows shell-shock sufferers, and it's not for the faint of heart.

Audio

Hear it Right

A British guy recites the poem.

Images

Wilfred Owen Smiling

Here's a picture of the poet in his uniform, sporting quite a smirk.

Owen Manuscript

Here's a copy in Owen's hand of "Anthem for Dead Youth" (later changed to "Anthem for Doomed Youth"). At the bottom it says "with Sassoon's amendments."

Bayonet Instruction

This is a picture of a U.S. soldier learning to use his bayonet. Here's hoping that blade's a fake.

World War I Trench

Yep, it's as bad as it looks. Worse, even.

Books

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen

Get 'em while they're hot. (Actually, they've been around for quite a while.)

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