War Poetry


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They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young, The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave: But the men who left them thriftily to die in their own dung, Shall they come with years and honour to the grave? ‘Mesopotamia 1917’ by Rudyard Kipling
There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy’s classic and celebrated anthology spans centuries of human experience of war, from Homer’s Iliad, Through the First and Second World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the wars fought centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes a new introduction and many new poems from and concerning the two World Wars, the Vietnam War, and other conflicts of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.


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