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The carnage and butchery of the First World War manifested itself into world literature and poetry. The pains witnessed at Flanders were described by the Canadian poet John McCrae. The terrible loss of young men and the use of chemical weapons was another topic found across many war poets of the time.

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soldiers would write poetry for their own entertainment, and to tell their families what was going on in the war.

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