Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches (New edition)
By: Martin Taylor (editor)Paperback
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This anthology of largely unknown poems from the trenches sets out to illustrate the extraordinary range of emotions generated by the horror of the First World War and the experience of trench warfare. The introductory essay discusses the friendships intensified under fire and the strong homo-erotic element characterising the poetry of Siegried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and others.
Until his untimely death in 1996, Martin Taylor was a librarian at the Imperial War Museum. He was also the author of a biography of Edmund Blunden, Overtones of War (Duckworth 1996).
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