Each of the poems in this book covers a different topic of World War I social history, such as daily wartime living, life in the trenches and attitudes towards patriotism and religion. The background to each poem and poet is given, together with an explanation of what each poem is about
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Paul Dowswell has...done an excelllent job in bringing out for more careful scrutiny some gems of poetry. In doing so he's highlighted some of the appalling events of the conflict.
Armadillo, vo. 4, issue 1||Contemporary photographs, a detailed glossary, index and suggestions for further reading make this an important resource for both history and literature studies.