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Feb 23, 1945 - U.S. Marines raised an American flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Photographer Joe Rosenthal took... fb.me/8AhWhZUUo
Feb 23, 1944 - USS PLUNGER (SS-179) was underway during her tenth war patrol. Having sighted a puff of smoke on... fb.me/7y69MIfbC
Feb 13, 1945 - British planes attack the German city of Dresden, bombing with phosphorus and high explosives; the... fb.me/1vPfxgQYc
The widespread ignorance of Second World War poetry is disturbing. Why it persists is a question cultural historians should address and a curriculum imbalance that educationalists should urgently correct. Too many schoolchildren (and too many teachers) need to be reminded how warfare – and poetry – have changed since 1918. The New Oxford Book of Continue Reading »
It used to be held an unchallengeable truth that the quality of poetry produced in the Second World War was no match for that of the Great War, as the First World War is still called. Nor could it rival the sheer volume of verse, good, bad, and indifferent, which came from young men whose Continue Reading »
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