This poem reflects on the death caused by war is but a waste of life. How death is not glorious nor is it dishonorable. It just is. Just the pail of life slowly being drained of youths lives. The thing is about poems is, even though they are: short, and have not a lot of direct meaning; it’s that, that gives it such a horrifically beautiful meaning. War is not something that brings glorious death, it is something that takes away the potential of youth. That’s why in the poem, at the end, it says they have flowers blooming from their corpses. That’s their potential, so magnificent, that it couldn’t be contained in a young man’s cadaver. MLA Citation: Sorley, Charles Hamilton. “Such, Such Is Death by Charles Hamilton Sorley.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57226/such-such-is-death.
This article shows the different events that brought WWI into action. Also, having WWI video showing advancements that happened during the war, such as the development of the first flamethrower. In the video, the first world war started a new age in warfare, as it was the first war to use tanks and steel helmets and so much more. In my opinion, it shows how wars spark a development yet for the wrong reasons. To cause more death through the innovation of scientists that wish for the end of the war, or at least I hope they would. An example of this would be the creation of nuclear energy. Einstein wished it to be an endless form of energy, but it was turned into a weapon of mass destruction in WWII. MLA Citation: History.com Staff. “World War I.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/world-war-i-history.
this propaganda from Russia shows and germanic man holding two skulls and having goat hooves and a snake tail. The skulls represent how they are causing death and using it to fuel their destructive march. The hooves and snake tail are obvious biblical signs of the devil, showing that the german soldiers are demons. The slightly hidden symbolism is the ties to the germanic barbarian tribe from the middle ages, that used to raze the land. This is hinted at by the medieval castles and walls that the germans ancestors used to attack. In my opinion, i think that this propaganda is trying to heavily demonize the german soldiers during WWI. As seen by the satanic symbols in the piece. Showing that the germans are nothing but brutal, and barbaric people, and the citizens of russia should support the war. MLA Citation: Vrag Roda Chelovecheskogo [The Enemy of Humankind]. 1915.
This is a gallery of some of the most saddening and yet hopeful images from present-day battle zones and other miscellaneous stuff from WWI. Battlefields and mass graves of soldiers that fought in the great war that is shadowed by WWII. It’s in remembrance of a war that most people think only kick started WWII and was not its own catastrophe in of itself. In my opinion, it is a beautiful monument to soldiers that lost their lives fighting for the fate of the world. Furthermore, it shows how war scars not only affects bodies or the human psyche, but also mother Earth itself has scars of the horrendous battlefields. Pockmarks on a once pristine face; blood splashed upon the soil. MLA Citation: Taylor, Alan. “World War I in Photos: A Century Later.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 27 Apr. 2014, www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/04/world-war-i-in-photos-a-century-later/507341/.
The opinion article asks us the question, “ Why did america enter the war” and the ever burning question of “Should we”. Of course most americans would say “of course!” with patriotic pride while the minority would say against it. This man goes into an explanation on why we shouldn’t have gone into WWI and possible outcomes of staying out of it. As well as the turmoil the country went through because the very act of deciding whether or not we should was creating chaos through the political pillar of our nation. The article was pretty insightful despite the fact it was an opinion article. That’s the one reason i’m semi-skeptical about even though the information is solid. It’s definitely not built on a castle of sand. In total, despite it being filtered through another mind, the facts hidden in plain sight can help me enormously. MLA Citation: Kazin, Michael. “Should America Have Entered World War I?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 6 Apr. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/opinion/should-america-have-entered-world-war-i.html.
This source is filled with information on the war on a broad scale. It tells of specific events and even has a small photo gallery based on the war itself. It tells the causes of the war itself and some horrifying statistics about the death toll. Apparently the undertaker made good money during this war. Furthermore to my amazement it has all great battles and strategic movements. This source is very good reporting tool because it gives the specifics. It helps me tell an accurate war map and to mold it into my argument. It shows me how much was actually lost in the war(in human lives i mean). The war itself was spontaneous result of warhawks and their bloodlust. MLA Citation: “World War I Fast Facts.” CNN, Cable News Network, 20 July 2017, www.cnn.com/2013/07/09/world/world-war-i-fast-facts/index.html.