Isaac Rosenberg, recognized as the first significant Jewish poet in English literature, was one of the major poets whose life was cut short by the Great War, and the only one who served in the ranks. He died on the Somme in 1918 at the age of 27. Before his death, he wrote some of literature's most evocative accounts of the ravages of war. His poem "Break of Day in the Trenches" is among the best-known poems of the war. Read more about Rosenberg and the collection here.