I just finished grading the first round of war blogs from my 384 class. Some common themes emerged from the blogs: the impact of war on family life; the mental anguish of the soldier; the biased perspective of western media; and the passing of the torch from one generation of warriors to the next. I’m taking the opportunity to show off a few exceptional war blog examples.

Best Individual PostBest Individual Post goes to Tom M, who connected the ongoing conflict in Israel-Palestine to “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen. Tom argues that children do not need to be taught how to kill–they only have to be raised in an atmosphere of bloodshed and violence in order to be doomed.

 

 

ericBest Find goes to Eric, who discovered an amazing video of an American medic getting shot by a sniper. You really have to see it to believe it.

 

 

 

tom_rkelliMost Aesthetically Appropriate Blog is a tie between Tom R and Kelli. Click on the images and you’ll see what I mean.

 

 

 

Any other suggested bloggies?