Sunday, 10 May 2015

Writing to the Unknown Soldier

The Flanders poppy distributed

As part of our ANZAC day inquiry we were asked to write to the Unknown Soldier.
We had to think about the soldier and how it was at war we were also told to use complex sentences, short powerful sentences and paragraphs.
Try and see if I used any of those things!

To the soldier that I never knew,

As I write this letter to you, I feel safe and away from war. These tears in my eyes are made for you. I cannot imagine what it’s like at war but I’m guessing that you have to know what you're doing.

How did you feel when you were told to kill people or when you were given a gun? We've heard that you and your friends thought that you were going to have an adventure but when you got handed the guns you might have thought something different.

Did you ever get really hot so that you had to pour water on your head. We learned that some soldiers cut their clothes because it was hot. Did you do that?

How did you feel to see your  friends die? You must have thought it was going to happen to you.
How did it feel with rats and lice in the trenches? It must have seemed like they were  taking over.

What went through your mind when bullets flew past your head or when bombs exploded? We now know that war was a very terrible place. What was it like with blood everywhere? No man's land must have looked pretty creepy.

I want you to know that you are not forgotten. Thank you for being at war not just to save me but to save the world, to make it a better place.

From someone that will always remember you.
Yours sincerely Annalise.

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