By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the single e-book from the second one international warfare similar with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein started, the poet Keith Douglas was once in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not leave out the motion, he took a truck and, opposed to orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander through the complete of the allied improve throughout North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his tale. Boyishness and inexperience provide it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... every little thing, from plant life carpeting the barren region in iciness to vanquished enemies, is obvious with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian
This Faber unearths version of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his dying in Normandy in 1944 - incorporates a new preface via the novelist Richard Skinner.
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