by Pen & Sword Books in limpback. 240 pages.
25 b & w portraits. Price
of the Great War
published as Violets from Oversea]
With every year interest grows in the extraordinary
eruption of poetry that the First World War inspired:
the patriotic, the unquestioning, the bitter,
the brutal, the idealistic and the realistic,
the love poems and the hate poems, the works of
the professionals and the gifted amateurs.
This highly unusual anthology takes 25
of the Great War poets - the well-known and the
not so familiar - and for each one reproduces
one of their typical or thought-provoking poems,
a comprehensive biographical study and a beautiful,
original portrait by the artist, writer and researcher,
Charlotte Zeepvat who first proposed the idea
and did some of the original research.
All of the poets except Gibson served on the Western
Front and/or in Gallipoli (even the one woman
included, Vera Brittain, served as a VAD at Etaples)
and they are put in the context of their military
service in the biographical essays.
Further reference should be made via their indexes
to - Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield
The Ypres Salient
THE POETS IN
ALPHABETICAL ORDER Edmund Blunden Vera Brittain
Alan Patrick Herbert
William Noel Hodgson
Ewart Alan Mackintosh
Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy ('Woodbine Willie')