Horrors of War
"The Call" by Jessie Pope
Although poem is very inspirational and motivating, It will negatively affect the public. Your jingoistic views tell the public that it is time for war and it cannot wait. Many people of your time made war sound like such a idealistic view but it is really a terrible and hellish thing. People do not have the right resources and technologies to see the horrid images and scenes of war. The war ended up causing 908,371 British citizens and soldiers to die and 2,090,212 people were wounded. The conditions of war were not the triumphant fantasies described in British writing, the soldiers had to ensure extreme lack of sanitation, brutal violence, and deadly illnesses. Most of these images would scar anyones mind for life, and many soldiers were extremely traumatized from the effects of the war. The war was not a proud and courageous thing, was was bad.
Effects of WWI on a Soldier
Feet from trench warfare.
Trench of Dead Soldiers
Soldiers had to live and fight in disgusting and graphic trenches such as this one.
The effects of being in the war could make a soldier have scars like this that will haunt them forever.
"Dulce Et Decorum Est" by WWI Soldier
This Poem is a perfect example of the cruel and brutal realities of war. Articles similar to these will get rid of the glorious view of war which the public are so accustomed to. War is a very terrible thing that people do, many people are killed, suffer, or scarred for life from war. The people who were motivated to "die for their country" were unpleasantly surprised with the harsh reality. While in the war the soldiers were in the worst possible conditions when living, fighting, and dying in the trenches. War was not what the public imagined it was.
Simkin, John. Shellshock. N.p.: n.p., 1997. Print.