letter from a soldier
Soldiers are often
away from their loved ones for many months. These days,
they can send emails and make video calls. Long ago,
they relied on letters which often took weeks to arrive.
Sullivan Ballou wrote a letter to his wife Sarah a week
before dying in battle. You can read and hear this beautiful
yet tragic letter here.
People's War in Hong Kong
Many people fought
in Hong Kong during World War 2. The BBC has recorded
some of their stories in this website. Most stories
of war are, of course, heartbreaking. However, Annmarie・s
father came back home safely in ．From Hong Kong to York・.
In ．Billy Barker・s War・, he kept meeting his relatives.
English Campus has
a special site to make you an expert on this day of
love. Click on ．Video Nation・ at ．Video & Audio Clips・
to see some touching love stories. There are also songs
and poems to keep you dreaming of love. To learn how
to say goodbye to your sweetheart, watch
this fun English Campus video.
This website has
hundreds of videos of historical events. Type ．war・
in the search box to see videos on the American Civil
War, Spanish Civil War and World War 2. You can also
input your birthday to see what famous events happened
on that day.
This site has hundreds
of poems about love, romance, war and lots of other
themes. The short poems are easier to read, such as
Emily Bronte・s ．Love and Friendship・. The most famous
war poem is Wilfred Owen・s ．Dulce
et decorum est・ . It is about soldiers dying in
a gas attack.
This famous love
story is about Elizabeth Bennet. She initially finds
Mr. Darcy rude but slowly falls in love with the rich
bachelor. Read an excerpt at this English Campus site.
Secrets are essential
in war. A lot of time is spent trying to find out what
the enemy is doing. There are many secret codes which
experts try to crack. This book has its own secret messages
to find. You can read a lot of this book here.
of the Rings
These recent films
are already classics. The last of the three, ．Return
of the King・, won 11 Oscars. There is a final battle
and several love stories to keep you gripped. Remember
the characters and think about the meaning of this film
at English Campus.