A Tumblr on reading, writing and watching World War I, curated someone who likes history, costume dramas and Australia. Those are her great grandparents on the left.
A round-up of recommended reading and watching.
Highlights: • Reviews of pop culture about WWI
• War poetry
• Photos from then
• Aussies at War
Have a question or comment? Ask me anything!
But no, seriously, if you’re ever designing a cover for a book or choosing a photo for a textbook chapter about the first world war, all you need is a WWI Horizon Silhouette photo, like this one here
just take that motherfucker, make sure that it has silhouettes with visible helmets on the horizon, and drag/drop/clip as needed.
BOOM. YOU’RE DONE. HISTORY HAS BEEN LESSONED.
Now go hit the bar, you’ve had a long, grueling day of Doing the History.
One of my favourite WWI visual clichés! :)
Written and composed by Lane Hinchcliffe, The Front is a musical primarily about the stories of four Australian soldiers in the First World War taking place on the Western Front and chronicling the events of July 1916.
(For an interview with Lane Hinchcliffe and more about the musical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwIZ_jWfumY )
WWI MUSICAL WHAT. I have some definite mixed feelings about this, honestly, and I’m dubious about the idea of doing a traditional musical with this kind of subject matter. The lyrics in particular felt too romantic/heroic for me at a number of points, and I have major problems with romanticizing WWI. :-/
But ahhhhhh the song made me emotional anyways because…Battle of the Somme. Whyyyyyyyyy.
It is possible to do a dramatic, narrative song about WWI without it being schmaltzy, but… this is not that song.
And I should LOVE a musical about ANZACs in WWI.(28 plays)