Voices of War

  • The Soldier

    The Soldier
    The poem is about a soldier telling about his love, dependence and relationship to his country, England. He describes how the corner of some foreign field becomes England if Rupert Brooke himself should die since he was a part of the troops that risked their lives for England that he wants to be remembered by. Brooke portray England as a wonderful land filled with love that made “all evil shed away” and he refer England as a women since he has such a big love for his country, very nationalistic
  • Life in the trenches

    Life in the trenches
    Soldier's in WWI lived in trenches were they had to stand up the whole time and watch after enemies they could shoot. Most of the action was during the night and at that time supplies and repairs were finish. The danger was also that they could not easily get away if there were an explosion or something else. There were a lot of diseases that could not be cured because they did not have antibiotics or fungal infections but typhus and cholera were the most common diseases.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
    The assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that was Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia and started WWI.
    World War I was one of the bloodiest fights in modern history. The Allies was an alliance between Britain, France, Belgium, Italy and Russia against Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria also called the Central Powers. WWI became very notorious among trenches warfare as troops got resistance that made it difficult to get through.
  • Declaration

    05/07/1914: Kaiser William II promises German support for Austria against Serbia.
    28/07/1914: Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia and Russia.
    29/07/1914: Russia begins to mobilise her armed forces. Austria-Hungarian troops invade Serbia.
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    World War I

    The war began 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
  • Dulce et Decorum Est

    Dulce et Decorum Est
    The poem is about a soldier telling about his awfully and traumatizing experience in war. This poem tells about a friend that died by a gas bomb while he watched the hole tragedy. His opinion is that nothing is worth getting mentally disturbed by. The most important thing he writes is: “The Old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori” (It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country) where he means the exactly opposite that is NOT sweet and proper to die for one’s country for the circumstances
  • Soldier's Home

    Soldier's Home
    The short story ”Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway from 1919 is about a man, Harold Krebs, who comes home, after he has been in World War I and humiliated, disappointed and misunderstood. When he returned from the war, he realized that he had missed a lot. The other soldier’s from the war had already been welcomed a long time ago. He did not get the same welcoming and respect as the other soldiers, which made him mentally depressed. He had come home too late.
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    World War II

    The war began 1 September 1939 and lasted until 2 September 1945.
  • The Last Enemy

    The Last Enemy
    Hilary is known for his history “The Last Enemy” which he wrote one year before he died 1942. It was about himself a biography of his experience in the war. At first he thought it was fair if he died in the air because either he or the enemy would die and was not afraid of dying. But afterwards when he sits in a bar where a bomb explodes and he corroborate with an AFS-man where they helps a wounded woman and her dead baby. After this he gets enough and experience how it is down on earth.
  • Flags Of Our Fathers

    Flags Of Our Fathers
    The soldiers in the movie and at that time did not have a good time in the war like Wilfred Owen describes in his poem. The boys that are on the mission to take over Iwo Jima are afraid and not ready to fight for their lives. They get traumatized by deaths of their friends and being alone thinking about their wives, girlfriends, parents and kids. People say: “No one gets left behind”, but in war it is the opposite. You got to think about yourself and not look back.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima

    The Battle of Iwo Jima
    The battle of Iwo Jima started 19th February and ended 26th March 1945. It was a fight between USA and the Japanese people where general Kuribayashi was the Japanese Commander of Iwo Jima. USA wanted Iwo Jima because it lay between Japan and American bomb bases that would be a very powerful resource to take control of but at the same time a clever move to show that USA is more powerful than Japan.
  • The Geneva Accord

    The Geneva Accord
    World powers came to an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland about the future of Vietnam. France had been fighting Communist forces in Vietnam since they regained control of the country at the end of World War II. France and Communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, agreed to have a unified Vietnam that would see elections in 1956. The United States refused to recognize the agreement, and Vietnam would be split into a Communist north and Democratic south.
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    Vietnam War

    The war began 1 November 1955 lasted until 30 April 1975.
  • Viet Cong

    Viet Cong
    Viet Cong or National Liberation Front (NLF) was a political and armed organization which fought for the communist North Vietnam. NLF was NOT the North Vietnamese army, but many NLF-members were recruited from the North Vietnamese army.
  • First American Troop arrives

    First American Troop arrives
    In August 1964 a US navy Warship was attacked by a Vietnamese torpedo boat. As a follow-up, US aircraft began bombing targets in Vietnam On March 2 1965, and the first troops arrived.
  • Richard Nixon elected as president

    Richard Nixon elected as president
    Vietnamization was a policy of the Richard M. Nixon administration during the Vietnam War, as a result of the Viet Cong's Tet Offensive, to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops." He wanted an ending of the US involvement. The plan was to train the South Vietnamese Army to be able to fight the war themselves. During the training the US soldiers started to withdraw.
  • After the Vietnam War

    After the Vietnam War
    The world was afraid and thought the communistic Vietnam as the evil one. USA wanted to stop the spreading of the communism more. USA lost in an importance war, where they established a truce 27th January 1973. The war had a big impact on the soldiers since they got mentally sick, drug addicted and so on. There was some help-projects were the soldiers could get help because USA knew they had got into war for nothing and had to help the injured.
  • Peace accord in Paris

    Peace accord in Paris
    A peace accord was signed in Paris ending the conflict. By March of that year, all American combat troops had left the country. After a brief period of peace, North Vietnam again initiated attacks in late 1974. Pushing through ARVN forces, they captured the Saigon on April 30, 1975, forcing South Vietnam’s surrender and reuniting the country with a communist government.
  • Fatality

    Almost 3 million American men and women died in a questionable case, about 2.5 million people died from both sides of the war (communistic and anti-communistic side). So the war caused death and injured people from both sides.
  • Vietnam War ends

    Vietnam War ends
    The Vietnam War ended the 30th April 1975 where South Vietnam surrender after North Vietnam captures the Saigon. The war itself lasted 25 years. America helped out South Vietnam until they found out that the American soldiers could not help out and not against such a good well-organized and well-prepared North Vietnam so they bailed out of the war and South Vietnam were left alone. Now they were forced to be controlled by North Vietnams communist regime.
  • Soldiers after the Vietnam War

    Soldiers after the Vietnam War
    The Vietnam soldiers were as much as ill and injured as the American but did not get the same well help from their country, and especially the south soldiers could not get any help from the north after the war. Vietnam was beginning of a living hell for the anti-communistic citizens and some wanted to escape to USA in hope of having a better life. But many died trying and over 100.000 people succeeded to have a better life in USA between 1970 and 1980.