Last year marked the centenary of the end of the 1st World War and to commemorate the occasion we published an anthology of poems, prose extracts and photographs. It brought together the best of the war poets – Owen, Sassoon, Brooke etc – with lesser-known voices including a wide range of female poets. The book looked at the sacrifices made by these brave men and women, and explored the traumas faced by the maimed and those suffering from what we now know to have been PTSD. We also paid tribute to those executed for what was laughingly referred to at the time as cowardice.
If nothing else, the attention that was generated around the events held last year gave us all the opportunity to address the question, How did we allow it to happen again? How was it that, a mere 20 years after the signing of the Armistice in 1918, Europe was once again ripped apart by war, a war that spread across the world.
A year on and the book is still relevant so we’ve decided to offer the book again this year.
To order copies of Never Again for your school click HERE.
Books ordered during October and November 2019 will qualify for a 20% discount.
“No one who fought in World War One is still alive. For the young people studying the ‘war to end all wars’ the horrific events of 1914-18 took place four generations ago. In the uncertain times we live in, the legacy of the war is still very much alive. It is important we never forget and this volume is an important contribution to the commemoration and to the ongoing debate about the true legacy of the war.”
Patrick Derham Head Master, Westminster School