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Poems from the First World War

Poems from the First World War

Morgan, Gaby, editor of compilation; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain), associated with work

A moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced the war from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: selected by Gaby Morgan
ISBN: 144722616X, 9781447226161
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Published in association with the IWM.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 21 cm
Subject: Poetry.; Non-Fiction 9+.; World War, 1914-1918 Juvenile poetry.

Author note

Gaby Morgan is the Editorial Director for Non-fiction, Poetry and Licensing at Macmillan Children's Books. She has compiled many bestselling anthologies, including Read Me and Laugh: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year, In My Sky at Twilight: Poems of Eternal Love, Fairy Poems - which was short-listed for the CLPE Award - and A First Poetry Book with Pie Corbett.


You cannot fail to be moved by these poems, which come from the heart and enable us to share the feelings of the poets. The importance of this collection is shown by the fact it is published in association with the Imperial War Museum, which was founded to collect and display material relating to the 'Great War'.
Parents in Touch||A striking and diverse anthology of poems by the likes of Wilfred Owen... Edward Thomas and more.
The Bookseller||Macmillan teams up with the Imperial War Museum for a new collection to mark the centenary, including poems from the soldiers, nurses, families and friends affected by the conflict.
The Bookseller