A week late for the centenary in #ww1
The Black Day Of The German Army #boardgame covers last the first two days of the battle of Amiens in 1918.
It has tanks, Yanks, Poilus, Aussies, Canucks, Boche, Brits, and a few trench lines to be broken. Although it was first published in 1995, I hope it hits the game table soon.
🎬 Festival Update! 🎬
The Skinner Street team is currently in LA for the @HollyShorts Film Festival!
Before co-founding Skinner Street, Jon and Shane produced Send Us Smokes, a WW1 musical drama directed by @keenetoscope (pictured here with Jon). We're so proud of the whole Send Us Smokes team and wish them luck tomorrow night!
I spy Skinner Street business cards!
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#HumanitiesPostOfTheWeek [MINERS] by Wilfred Owen. Another one of my all time favourites. Despairing and grievous, Owen’s Miners portrays the tragic futility and deep irony of the war endeavour. Throughout Miners , Owen exudes the bitter resenting of the idle mining, an extended metaphor for the soliders’ ceaseless fighting, and irrevocably evokes sentiments of looming anguish to the tragic yet futile loss of countless lives. Apt to the work are major thematic concerns in which Owen explores including the futility of war as well as the lack of remembrance and legacy of their solider-hood.
The title Miners offers a segue to various connotations in which Owen nuances. As a weary and often fruitless enterprise, the nature of mining is offered as a stark representation to the fatigued labouring of the soldiers. Yet, mining often connotes an exposition to search something precious or of some degree of value. Indeed, Owen’s use of this extended metaphor directly alludes to the endless efforts of the soldiers in order to extract ‘Peace’ for the world. A connotation of both sacrifice and empty hope, Owen conveys the ‘mining’ nature of the strenuous and ill war endeavours. 🤗 Enjoy Reading!! Comment anything interesting you notice. PST notice the tone shifts from a reverie like one transitioning to one of more aggression and accusatory tone in the concluding stanzas! -A😃🙌🏻✌🏻 (Caption is COPYRIGHT, and my intellectual property #2K18) #poetry#humanities#english#literature#wilfredowen#worldwar1#ww1#war#emotionless#dehumanized#insensible#beautiful#pity#plight#propaganda#warpoets