"The Land Remembers" and "Zone Rouge"  By Amalie Flynn
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Amalie Flynn, author of the memoir  , her story of surviving 9-11 and her husband's 15-month deployment to Afghanistan, shows in her poems  "Zone rouge" (red zone)  that her experience also belongs to a universal history of war, including WWI. "Zone rouge" is the French name for the almost 120,000 hectares of battlefields that incurred major physical damage to the environment during WWI. Due to the presence of thousands of corpses and an estimated 60 million unexploded munitions, certain activities in the area were provisionally or permanently prohibited by law to the public aft ..read more
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“They were mortal, but they were unconquerable.”  Willa Cather and the WWI Memorial in WashingtonBy Mark A. R. Facknitz
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That two of the four whose words will be immortalized in stone are women is remarkable, representing the maturation of our sensibilities as we grasp more completely that the long-term consequences of wars transcend gender. As WWI literary specialist and historical advisor to the WWI Commission, Mark Facknitz, explains in this post, they also exceed the usual limits of class, region, and literary prejudices.  Discover Willa Cather's impact on war and literature by reading “They were mortal, but they were unconquerable.” Willa Cather and the WWI Memorial in Washington at WWrite this week ..read more
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When the War Didn't EndBy Rob Bokkon
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Movies That Made Me - A Farewell to Arms By Jenny Pacanowski
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They Shall Not Grow Old – and Neither Have WeBy Teresa Fazio
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Visions of War and Peace - WWI Literature and Authority
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