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  2. John McCrae - Wikipedia

    John McCrae. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during the First World War and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".

  3. In Flanders Fields - Wikipedia

    In Flanders Fields. " In Flanders Fields " is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

  4. The Charge of the Light Brigade (poem) - Wikipedia

    The Charge of the Light Brigade (Tennyson) at Wikisource. " The Charge of the Light Brigade " is an 1854 narrative poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson about the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. He wrote the original version on 2 December 1854, and it was published on 9 December 1854 in The Examiner.

  5. O Captain! My Captain! - Wikipedia!_My_Captain!

    My Captain! at Wikisource. " O Captain! My Captain! " is an extended metaphor poem written by Walt Whitman in 1865 about the death of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. Well received upon publication, the poem was Whitman's first to be anthologized and the most popular during his lifetime. Together with "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd ...

  6. The Vacant Chair - Wikipedia

    The Vacant Chair. " The Vacant Chair " is a poem that was written following the death of John William Grout (July 25, 1843 – October 21, 1861). Grout was a soldier killed in the American Civil War during the Battle of Ball's Bluff. The poem, written by Henry S. Washburn was put to music by George Frederick Root and became a popular song of ...

  7. Tommy (Kipling poem) - Wikipedia

    Tommy (Kipling poem) " Tommy " is an 1890 poem [1] by Rudyard Kipling, reprinted in his 1892 Barrack-Room Ballads. [2] The poem addresses the ordinary British soldier of Kipling's time in a sympathetic manner. [3] It is written from the point of view of such a soldier, and contrasts the treatment they receive from the general public during ...

  8. Our Hitch in Hell - Wikipedia

    Our Hitch in Hell. " Our Hitch in Hell " is a ballad by American poet Frank Bernard Camp, originally published as one of 49 [1] ballads in a 1917 collection entitled American Soldier Ballads, that went on to inspire multiple variants among American law enforcement and military, either as The Final Inspection, the Soldier's Prayer (or Poem ...

  9. Barrack-Room Ballads - Wikipedia

    First (1892) edition of Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses (publ. Methuen). The Barrack-Room Ballads are a series of songs and poems by Rudyard Kipling, dealing with the late-Victorian British Army and mostly written in a vernacular dialect.