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ANZAC LETTERS FROM THE FIELDS
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row that mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, And now we lie in Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you from failing hands we throw the torch; Be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep, Though poppies grow in Flanders fields. John Mc. Crae
Task 1. Flanders Field Reading Response 1. Describe what the poem is about? 2. Who’s View point ? Narrator? / Why do you think this is significant? 3. Pick three parts of the poem that appeal to you and explain why you like them and why you think they are important. 4. Why do you think this poem is so special and significant? Please write your answers in paragraphs form (not bullet points) please also quote direct wording in the paragraphs to sections you refer to.
Watch at least three of the spoken letters from Home from the website below plus do some reading into the Anzac war from the other link provided. e. g the Te papa page for some background info. http: //www. anzacletters. co. nz/ http: //www. gallipoli. tepapa. govt. nz/
Task 2. Keeping in Mind what you have read about and heard I want you to come up with a fictional character and write as though you were sending news from the war back home. It could be someone on the war fields, a medic nurse, someone I the land army at home… You need the letter to be a real as possible describing things like living conditions, feelings they may have, things they may miss from home or something they have seen in their time at war. (don’t get too gruesome pretend as your grandmother may read it)