Eli Graded Readers: A Collection of First World War Poetry. Edited by Janet Borsbey and Ruth Swan
Young Adult ELI Readers: 128 page fully-illustrated book + audio CD with extensive narrated excerpts from the book. Level C2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Eli Graded Readers: A Collection of First World War Poetry - Summary:
More than any other conflict, the Great War inspired writers of all generations and classes.
This collection reflects the wide variety of poems written, in the English language, about The War that Will End War (H.G. Wells, 1914). The collection
contains poetry written during, or immediately after, the First World War. The poets were influenced by their war experiences in many different ways: some served in the trenches, others drove ambulances, flew planes, fought at sea or wrote propaganda for war offices. Many of the poets were killed or wounded in action and most were extremely young.