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POETS OF THE GREAT WAR BY TONIE & VALMAI HOLT

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With original illustrations by Charlotte Zeepvat


New limpback edition Published by Pen & Sword Books in limpback. 240 pages. 25 b & w portraits.

 POETS OF THE GREAT WAR BY TONIE & VALMAI HOLT

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back cover of the poetsPoets of the Great War

[Originally 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. 

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Further reference should be made via their indexes to -
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides toThe Ypres Salient, The Somme, and Gallipoli

Further reference should be made via their indexes to -
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides toThe Ypres Salient, The Somme, and Gallipoli



THE POETS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  • Edmund Blunden
  • Vera Brittain
  • Rupert Brooke
  • Leslie Coulson
  • Gilbert Frankau
  • Wilfrid Gibson
  • Robert Graves
  • Julian Grenfell
  • Ivor Gurney
  • Alan Patrick Herbert
  • William Noel Hodgson
  • Frances Ledwidge
  • Roland Leighton
  • John McCrae
  • Ewart Alan Mackintosh
  • Wilfred Owen
  • Isaac Rosenberg
  • Siegfried Sassoon
  • Alan Seeger
  • Charles Sorley
  • John Streets
  • Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy ('Woodbine Willie')
  • Edward Tennant
  • Edward Thomas
  • Robert Vernede

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