‘Glorious adventure’: An early poster remembering the deadly December 1914 raid by the German navy on Scarborough
I chose this because it shows one method of remembering the war.
Those who had relatives killed in combat may visit the cemeteries where they are buried and plant some flowers at their final resting place. Others choose to lay a wreath of colourful flowers at the graves of the dearly departed. Then, there is the flower that has become synonymous with Memorial Day – the poppy.
Article by Michelle Farrell, May 22, 2013
The article and picture were created to explain why the poppy is such a big part of remembering the war.
I chose this article as it clearly explained the role the poppy plays in remembering the war.
4th Aug 2014, TNT Magazine, to show what the world is doing to commemorate WW1
I chose this article because it gave one of the many things being done internationally to commemorate the centenary.
This page was last updated in October 2007, BBC, to tell us why the poppy is considered a symbol of Memorial Day.
I chose this source because it answered the question of why the poppy is used to remember the war.
For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, 20th century
This poem was written to remember and honour the fallen soldiers.
I chose this source because the poem was written to remember the war.
Paul Nash, We Are Making A New World, 1917
This was painted to give one artists way of remembering the fighting grounds.
I chose this artwork as it shows how someone else saw the battlefields.
How World War 1 is relevant to us today:
Many artworks and memorials are created to remember The Great War 100 years ago, such as Source A which shows a poster created to commemorate the war and Source F which is a painting created to remember the Great War.
The bright red poppy became a part of Memorial Day. Family members placed these colourful flowers at the graves of the fallen soldiers. We see this in Source B “the flower that has become synonymous with Memorial Day – the poppy.”
The red poppy has become a symbol of remembering and honouring those who fought and died for their countries. During the wars of the 19th Century, poppies grew around the bodies of soldiers. The poppy represents sacrifice and it is a memorial symbol for the fallen. In Source D we see that the poppy plays a symbolic role of “remembrance of the sacrifices made in past wars.”
In Source C it tells us that people will be placing ceramic poppies in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The poppies will be sold to raise money for charities such as Combat Stress and Help for Heroes. This process is to commemorate the centenary of World War 1.
Many poems were written to remember the fallen such as Source E. These poems were written over the past 100 years by a variety of poets.