Undertones of War

Description

In what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden took part in the disastrous battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele, describing the latter as 'murder, not only to the troops, but to their singing faiths and hopes'. In his compassionate yet unsentimental prose, he tells of the heroism and despair found among the officers. Blunden's poems show how he found hope in the natural landscape; the only thing that survives the terrible betrayal enacted in the Flanders fields.

Details

Author(s)
Edmund Blunden, Sir Hew Strachan
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm | 213g
Publication date
02 Nov 2000
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0141184361
ISBN13
9780141184364
Bestsellers rank
13,311