Dead Cow Farm. Graves, Robert. 1918. Fairies and Fusiliers

Dead Cow Farm. Graves, Robert. 1918. Fairies and Fusiliers

When I was 16 I discovered a collection of poetry from the First World War, and I believe I kept that book out for several months. This was one of the treasures that I found there.

Suicide in the Trenches. Sassoon, Siegfried. 1918. Counter-Attack and Other Poems

Sassoon is another of my favorite poets. His work has a simple purity to which I can relate, and that makes the content more real. I can see him in a deep trench, scribbling by candlelight these bits and keeping them in a muddy notebook which never left his side. He survived the war.

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