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Dropkick Murphys - The Green Fields of France

This video is dedicated to all victims of war Dropkick Murphys - The Green Fields of France (Eric Bogle cover) Lyrics: Oh how do you do, young Willy McBride ...
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    This cover perfectly represents the point-lessness of WWI. Here Eric Bogle used reaption to show what hapened "The trenches have vanished long under the plow No gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now But here in this graveyard that's still no mans land The countless white crosses in mute witness stand To man's blind indifference to his fellow man And a whole generation were butchered and damned"(Eric Bogle). He showed us that the terrible acts should never hapen again, and yet it has as he explans in the next qoute. "And I can't help but wonder oh Willy McBride Do all those who lie here know why they died Did you really believe them when they told you the cause Did you really believe that this war would end wars Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame The killing and dying it was all done in vain Oh Willy McBride it all happened again And again, and again, and again, and again"(Eric Bogle).  Again he ueses repation to explain mans gratest problem. We do not learn from ower mistakes, this was Eric Bogle purpose as well as to entertain.

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Conner J Alexander's comment, January 13, 2013 4:41 PM
I used the cover because I prefer it to the original
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BBC - History - World Wars: World War One: Misrepresentation of a Conflict

BBC - History - World Wars: World War One: Misrepresentation of a Conflict | ww1 survivors | Scoop.it
Explore how WW1 has been represented. Is the traditional tale of 'stupid generals, pointless attacks and universal death' a fair representation?
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    The best reason that WWI had the greatest surivors is that the masscare meant nothing. There was no point to anything that happened, the soldiers would have to had a terrible time staying patriotic and not giving up. They would have been fighting for survival of their fellow soldiers and them selves. Many WW2 veterans have stated that the fact that they had a reason to fight made it better. The slaughter of a generation of WWI soldiers accomplished nothing. "Their sacrifice achieved nothing, succeeding only in laying down the foundations for another bloody conflict 20 years later"(Todman) Here Dr. Todman uesed Anacoluthon to inform us about how pointless WWI was.

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Food Shortages | Bradford WWI

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    During WWI there were major food shortages that lead to hoarding of food. This started even before the first battle as the author describes. "Even before war was declared there was fear that food prices would increase and indeed they did"(Food Shortages).  Here the author uses Allusion to explian the events that unfoled.  In this next qoute the auther uses Antanagoge to inform us to what happened in ther past. "When Lord Rhondda became Food Controller in July 1917 his aim was to fix the prices of essential foods of which the supply can be controlled"(Food Shortages).  Here the author describes how every one suffered in the horrrible "Great War".

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The Great War . Resources . WWI Casualties and Deaths | PBS

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     The author of this page used only one opinion and the reased was fact. this helps them stay informing and not get biased. "One way to understand the violence and slaughter that occurred in the Great War is to examine the number of casualties aand deaths"(PBS). In this and the next qoute the rhetorical device uesed are both allusion. "Exact figures are still in dispute, because of different definitions used each category, the questionable accuracy of the recording system used and the loss or destruction of a number of official documents"(PBS). The author did this to stay nonbiased.

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BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | World War I | The Somme: Hell on earth

BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | World War I | The Somme: Hell on earth | ww1 survivors | Scoop.it
The first day of the Somme offensive was the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army with 20,000 killed and 60,000 more injured.
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    Every author has a purpose, here it is to inform about the battle of the Somme. The auther uses allusion at this point because the is no beter way to describe the blood shead. "Instead it became a slow battle of attrition which led to more than a million casualties"(The Somme: Hell on earth). The author had it just be cut and dry out of respect for the fallen. Other times the author must ues other rhetorical devices to get there point across. "It was also a baptism of fire for the new armies of volunteers who responded to Lord Kitchener's appeal to join up in 1914"(The Somme: Hell on earth). Instead of allusion the author ueses a metaphor to enlighten you to the horrors that occurred.

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History of the Great War - Principal Events Timeline - 1914-1918

A History of the Great War (WW1) told by listing day by day events in a timeline - 1914
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    WWI escalated very quickly.  What started with one assanaion ended as a maccare for every country involved. The United States only entered the war in 1917, one year before it ended. Inspite of this, approximately 116,516 of own forces were killed! In this part of "History of the Great War"the author mainly uses repetition to get his point across and , to inform. Here the author uses allusion to keep it short and to the point. "14th January German destroyers bombard Yarmouth (Norfolk)(History of the Great War). By keeping it short the author prevent us from getting bored and stop reading.

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