Remember me - echoes from the lost generations
Who's who
Albert Hahn

Albert Hahn was a Dutch political cartoonist who died in 1918.


Brian Blodgett

Brian Blodgett wrote the article ‘Germany's Use of Chemical Warfare in World War I
(The Great War)’ in 1999. He is an American soldier who teaches military history.


Sir John French

Sir John French was Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)
from 1914 to September 1915.


Roger McGough

Roger McGough is a poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author from Liverpool,
born in 1937, just before the Second World War.


Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen, born in 1893 and killed in action in November 1918, was a highly-regarded poet who described his war experiences in his work.


Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain was born in 1893. Wanting to be involved in the war effort, she became a
nurse in Northern France and later wrote about her experiences in ‘Testament of Youth.’ She was engaged to a soldier called Roland Leighton, but both he and her brother Edward were killed in action.


John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent was an American artist, born in 1856, who spent most of his life in Europe. He painted near the front lines during the First World War.


Otto Dix

Otto Dix (1891-1969) was a German artist who chose to represent war in all its horror, in his work both during the course of the war itself, and afterwards. In doing so, he made himself unpopular and was accused of disrespect for his countrymen.


Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan is an author whose book ‘Mud, Blood and Poppycock’ (published 2003) aims to overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War.

Rebecca Holland

Rebecca Holland was a student at Bristol University in 1998, studying Chemistry and she chose to look at mustard gas from a scientific point of view.

Graham Martin

Graham Martin is a news reporter who recently worked for the Glasgow Daily Record.

Erich Maria Remarque

He served in the German army in the First World War and was wounded while carrying an injured comrade to safety. He wrote ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ in 1929 – a novel based on his own war experiences. It was later banned and destroyed by the Nazis.

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