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There are 250 poems by 80 poets in  Minds at War.
A few of these poems were written before the First World War and are included to show the ethos of militarism before the war. These are poems by Henry Newbolt and Rudyard Kipling.
There are 27 poems by Wilfred Owen and 33 by Siegfried Sassoon in Minds at War - widely regarded as the two most important English poets of the war.


Minds at War: poets A-C

Richard Aldington
Soliloquy I
Soliloquy II

Marian Allen
The Wind on the Downs

Herbert Asquith

William Watson, War-Eater

Phillip Bainbrigge
If I Should Die, be not Concerned to Know

Madeline Ida Bedford
Munition Wages

Harold Begbie
A Christian to a Quaker
Fall in

Janet Begbie
I Shouted for Blood

F W D Bendall
A Outrance

Matilda Betham-Edwards
The Two Mothers

Lawrence Binyon
For the Fallen
Now in Thy Splendour

Edmund Blunden
At Senlis Once
Come on, My Lucky Lads (also known as Zero)
Preparations for Victory
Thiepval Wood
The Zonnebeke Road

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Beatrix Brice-Miller
To the Vanguard

Robert Bridges
Wake up England

Vera Brittain
August 1914
Hospital Sanctuary
The Lament of the Demobilised
To My Brother

Rupert Brooke
1914 - 
The Rich Dead 
The Dead 
The Soldier

Oh Lovers Parted  (jotting)
Soon to Die

Claude Burton
The Game

May Wedderburn Cannan
Love, 1916
Paris, November 11, 1918
When the Vision Dies

Author of Charitesse
August 1914

May Herschel Clarke
The Mother

Margaret Postgate Cole
The Falling Leaves

Mary Gabrielle Collins
Women at Munition Making

E E Cummings

Minds at War: poets D-H

Geoffrey Dearmer
The Storm 

Walter De La Mare
Happy England

Eva Dobell
Night Duty

Eleanor Farjeon
Now That You Too

Parke Farley
If War is Right
F S Flint

Gilbert Frankau
The Deserter
On Leave
From Parting

John Freeman
Happy is England Now

Ford Madox Ford

John Galsworthy
Valley of the Shadow 
Youth's Own

H W Garrod
Epitaph: Neuve Chapelle

Wilfrid Gibson
The Bayonet

Robert Graves
Armistice Day
A Child's Nightmare
A Dead Boche
Defeat of the Rebels
Hate Not, Fear Not
Not Dead
Sergeant-Major Money
The Shadow of Death
Trench Life
Two Fusiliers

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Julian G

Into Battle

Diana Gurney
The Fallen

Ivor Gurney
The Target

Thomas Hardy
And There was a Great Calm
An Appeal to America on Behalf of the Belgian     Destitute
A Call to National Service
England to Germany in 1914
Men Who March Away
Often When Warring
On the Belgian Expatriation
Then and Now
We are Getting to the End

A P Herbert
After the Battle

A E Housman
Here Dead We Lie

W N Hodgson
Before Action

Teresa Hooley
A War Film

Minds at War: poets J-N

Phillip Johnstone
High Wood

David Jones
From In Parenthesis: Zero Minus Seven Minutes

Rudyard Kipling
The Children
A Dead Statesman
For All We Have and Are
Hymn Before Action
From A Song of the English
A Song of the White Men

D H Lawrence
At Last Came Death (extract)
Noise of Battle
Tommies in the Train

Winifred M Letts
What Reward?

Rose Macaulay
Many Sisters to Many Brothers

Nina Macdonald
Sing a Song of War-Time

Helen Mackay

E A Mackintosh
In Memoriam



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John Masefield

August, 1914

John McCrae
In Flanders Fields

G M Mitchell
The Nurse

Harold Monro

Music Hall Songs
Now Your Country Calls You
We Don't Want to Fight

Edith Nesbit
Under the Shadow

Henry Newbolt
From Admirals All
Clifton Chapel
For a War Memorial 
Clifton College
A Perpetual Memory
Vitai Lampada
The War Films

Eileen Newton
Last Leave

Robert Nichols

Alfred Noyes
The Victory Ball

Minds at War: poets O-S

There are 250 poems by 80 poets in
Minds at War.

The greatest of all war poets writing in English was Wilfred Owen. 27 of his poems are included in this anthology.

His friend, Siegfried Sassoon, is another major war poet. He recorded, with unflinching honesty and frankness, the range of his attitudes, experiences, and emotions from the start of the First World War till after its end. Minds at War contains 33 of Sassoon's poems.

Wilfred Owen
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Apologia Pro Poemate Meo
Arms and the Boy
At a Calvary Near the Ancre
From The Ballad of Purchase Money
The Deadbeat
Dulce et Decorum Est
The End
Great Gun
Greater Love
An Imperial Elegy
The Inspection
The Last Laugh
Mental Cases
The Next War
The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
The Send-Off
The Sentry
The Show
Smile, Smile, Smile
Spring Offensive
Strange Meeting

John Oxenham
From All Clear!
Hymn: for the Men at the Front
The Goodly Company
Little Crosses in the Snow
From Ten Men in a Crater Hole
The Vision Splendid

Robert Palmer
How Long, O Lord?

Max Plowman
The Dead Soldiers

Jessie Pope
The Call
War Girls

Herbert Read
The Execution of Cornelius Vane
The Happy Warrior
My Company
A Short Poem for Armistice Day
To a Conscript of 1940

Isaac Rosenberg
August 1914
Break Of Day in the Trenches
Dead Man's Dump
The Dying Soldier
The Immortals
In the Trenches
Maniac Earth!
On Receiving News of War
Returning, We Hear the Larks


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Siegfried Sassoon

Christ and the Soldier
Counter Attack
Died of Wounds
Does it Matter?
The General
Great Men
The Hero
In the Church of St Ouen
I Stood With the Dead
The Kiss
The March-Past
Memorial Tablet
A Mystic as Soldier
Night Attack
The One-Legged Man
On Passing the New Menin Gate
The Poet as Hero
Prelude: The Troops
Suicide in the Trenches
A Testament
To Any Dead Officer
To My Brother
Vicarious Christ

Owen Seaman
For The Apostles Of "No Humiliation"
Pro Patria
The Soul of a Nation
To the Shirker: A Last Appeal

Alan Seeger

Robert Service
The Volunteer

Osbert Sitwell
The End
The Next War

Muriel Stuart
Forgotten Dead, I Salute You

Soldiers' Songs
What's the Use of Worrying
Après la Guerre 

Charles Sorley
All the Hills and Vales
From A Call to Action
A Hundred Thousand Million Mites
Such is Death
To Germany
When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead

Minds at War: poets  T-Z

E W Tennant
The Mad Soldier

Lesbia Thanet
In Time of War

Edward Thomas
And You, Helen
As the Teams Head-Brass
For These
In Memoriam
Lights Out
No One Cares Less Than I
No One so Much as You
Out in the Dark
This is no Case of Petty Right or Wrong

Walter Turner
Death's Men

Katherine Tynan
Joining the Colours
A Girl's Song

R E Vernède
A Listening Post

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William Watson

Kultur: A Dialogue
The Half-Man
To the German Emperor
To the Troubler of the World
Veritas Victrix


Arthur Graeme West
God, How I Hate You
Night Patrol

W B Yeats
An Irish Airman Forsees his Death

Israel Zangwill
Oliver Singing

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