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Some Corner of a Foreign Field By James Bentley

Some Corner of a Foreign Field
by James Bentley

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Prior to the Great War, poems, ballads and stories of conflict told of glory, patriotism and courage in battle. But, after initial dreams of heroic deeds, those that wrote of the war were soon to express far graver sentiments. This illustrated anthology presents a selection of World War I poetry.
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Some Corner of a Foreign Field Summary


Some Corner of a Foreign Field by James Bentley

Prior to the Great War, poems, ballads and stories of conflict told of glory, patriotism and courage in battle. But, after the initial dreams of heroic deeds, those that wrote of the First World War were soon to express other sentiments. The war that raged between 1914 and 1918 was the first truly mechanized war, in which thousands of lives could be lost in one day; it was the first to impose conscription, transporting inexperienced young men straight to the front line; it was the first war to be reported in all its horror, with photographs and news reels, to those at home. As the war progressed, poets of all nationalities put their experiences into verse. Their many sentiments are reflected in this illustrated anthology, including poets such as Edward Thomes, Alan Seeger, John McCrae, Harold Gilman, Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer and C R W Nevinson. This book sets the written and the visual records side by side: together the peoms and paintings speak for themselves, and for those who fought and died.

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Some Corner of a Foreign Field Reviews


The horror of war is seldom so beautifully presented ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS Beautifully illustrated KENT TODAY A work of lasting beauty which contrasts the ugliness of war with the nobility of the soul GUERNSEY EVENING POST A very beautiful tribute. JERSEY EVENING POST

About James Bentley


Dr James Bentley was a major in the Royal Army Chaplains Department and holds the Territorial Decoration. He is a historian and an award-winning travel writer.

Additional information

GOR003218925
Some Corner of a Foreign Field by James Bentley
James Bentley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown & Company
1999-11-04
128
0316851620
9780316851626
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.