Thursday 23 April 2020

Dr Vivien Newman links Covid to WW1 poetry

Dr Vivien Newman, who, as I am sure you all know, has written some wonderful books about the women of WW1, sent me links to a project she is working on, drawing comparisons with WW1 [women] and COVID and has kindly given me permission to share them with you. Funnily enough, I began thinking of those comparisons myself as I've just finished reading "The Daily Telegraph Dictionayr of Tommies' Songs and Slang 1914-1918".

Here are Dr Newman's links :
We’ve nursed like this before.

Corona poetry - echoes of the Great War.

Dr. Newman’s WW1 books are all available through Amazon and Pen and Sword:

We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World War
Nursing Through Shot and Shell: A Great War Nurse's Diary
Tumult and Tears: The Story of the Great War Through the Eyes and Lives of its Women Poets
RĂ©gina Diana: Seductress, Singer, Spy
Suffragism and the Great War
Children at War 1914-1918

For a review of Children at War please see…/book-review-ch…

To find out more about Dr Newman’s books please visit