We are rapidly approaching the 100 anniversary of the start of the First World War. The conflict which ran from 1914 and ended in 1918 was known as ‘The Great War’ and the ‘War to End All Wars’ however it is sadly neither the greatest war (WW2 was bigger) nor the end of war. For most of us, the war is mainly history though we may retain family links to it (as I do).
However for the writer H.P.Lovecraft the war was within his lifetime and so exerted an influence on his work (as it did for many other writers). So I thought we’d share a few links related to Lovecraft, Cthulhu and the Great War…
- What was Lovecraft doing during WW1? (Forum discussion)
- The Temple, a short story set in 1916 and written from the point of view of a German naval officer.
- Herbert West: Renaimator, an episodic tale set partly in the trenches of WW1. The ideas within have been a big influence to the making of The Wasted Land.
- Dagon, another short also set at sea around WW1. A personal favourite of mine!
- Some of our articles; weapons & equipment, Sid ‘Sapper’ Brown, WW1 secret service & life during WW1.
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