Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 Joseph Farewell
The glory of war is dead, and the Great War killed it. Soldierly dignity, heroism, and proper field chivalry; all laid to waste by a single mortar round at Arras. This ethos—a vestige of Greek warrior worship—stood little chance against the trenches. It either drowned in the fecal trench muck at the Somme or staggered back—in tatters, if that—a broken soul; another victim of the so-called “Good Fight.” And there were many victims. An entire generation, even, lost to the trenches. But that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that home front in England didn’t even get it.
Farewell, Joseph, "Siegfried Sassoon and Rebecca West: A Dual-Commentary on the English Home Front in World War I" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 99.