Remembrance Day 2018


Today is Remembrance Day and The Student Wordsmith would like to take the opportunity to commemorate all those who were involved in two World Wars and later conflicts. This year Remembrance Sunday falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and to mark this we thought we would share some of great writing associated with the two World Wars. Here’s a couple of our favourites;

‘In Flanders Fields,’ by John McCrae [1]

‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.’


‘Non-Combatants,’ by Evelyn Underhill[2]

‘Never of us be said

That we reluctant stood

As sullen children, and refused to dance

To the keen pipe that sounds across the fields of France.

Though shrill the note and wild,

 Though hard the steps and slow,

The dancing floor defiled,

The measure full of woe,

And dread’