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Two popular and long-established collections of  war poetry of the
First World War

Minds at War
A comprehensive
anthology of poetry of the First World War. All the greatest war poems of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon and war poems of over 70 other notable poets. All set in the context of the poets' lives and historical records. With historic photographs and cartoons.  Edited by David Roberts.
 400 pages 14-99 (UK)



Out in the Dark
Anthology of
First World War poetry recommended for students and the general reader.
19 poems by
Wilfred Owen
, 27 by Siegfried Sassoon and over 90 more war poems by 45 significant poets including women writers. Contextual information and basic notes on many poems. Illustrated.  Edited by David Roberts.
185 pages - 8-99 (UK)



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Background to the Iraq War - Videos

Iraq War video - No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. UN arms inspector interview with John Pilger (1.37 minutes)
Iraq War - an alternative view - David Roberts (13.31)
Iraq War video - Speech that led to the war. Colin Powell addresses the United  Nations and the world's media. (10 minutes)
Iraq War video - President Bush announces the invasion of Iraq (4 minutes)
Iraq War video - Obama announces the end of the war (17.50)
Iraq War video - Deaths in Iraq. State & private terrorism - John Pilger (2.50)
Iraq War video - War, money, censoring the media from The War You Don't See - part of John Pilger programme. (31.09)
Iraq War Video - WDM and Iraq - Scott Ritter (9.49)

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"No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq" says UN arms inspector.
John Pilger's interview with senior United Nations arms inspector, Scott Ritter.
Ritter led a team of 4500 arms inspectors in Iraq from 1991-1998.


 

Iraq War - an alternative view
David Roberts (Editor warpoetry.co.uk) explains how the Iraq War was started against the wishes of millions of people, why it was conducted the way it was, and some of the consequences of the war



Colin Powell
REMOVED

A video of what Colin Powell said to the UN was available here. Colin Powell's statement is an important part of the historical record of the Iraq war. YouTube (which hosted the video) has been required to remove the video from public access because of "multiple complaints of copyright infringements"

Speech that led to the war. Colin Powell addresses the United Nations and the world's media.



 

President Bush announces the invasion of Iraq, 2003.






President Obama announces the end of the war



Deaths in Iraq War - Up to this time the best authoritative estimate of deaths in Iraq in the first 6 years since the invasion amounted to almost one million people. Also, John Pilger compares state terrorism with private terrorism.
Video of 10 June 2009.


 

War, money, secrecy, censoring the media from The War You Don't See - part of John Pilger programme. Includes interview with Julian Assange. Warning - also includes footage of a massacre of civilians in Iraq.


 

Scott Ritter former UN Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, on WDM, and US foriegn policy in the Middle East.

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