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SIGNED Undertones of War by Edmund Blunden (1965)

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Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Dedication and signed by author on first blank page. Pages lightly browned. Some wear to cover. See images

Product Details

  • Format - Hardcover
  • Pages - 255

Synopsis

In what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden took part in the disastrous battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele, describing the latter as 'murder, not only to the troops, but to their singing faiths and hopes'. In his compassionate yet unsentimental prose, he tells of the heroism and despair found among the officers. Blunden's poems show how he found hope in the natural landscape; the only thing that survives the terrible betrayal enacted in the Flanders fields.

 

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