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The Faber book of war poetry

Author: Kenneth Baker
Publisher: London, Great Britain : Faber and Faber, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of war poetry, edited by the former Home Secretary, Kenneth Baker. The verse surveys warfare through the eyes of poets who have participated in, witnessed, celebrated and deplored it,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: War poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Baker
ISBN: 0571174531 9780571174539
OCLC Number: 35851500
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 598 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dulce et decorum est --
The patriotic imperative --
Off to the wars --
Martial music --
A new mistress --
The women left behind --
Recruiting --
Impressment and conscription --
Mercenaries --
The training of conscripts --
Military justice and punishment --
The spirit of the fighting man --
Unlikely soldiers --
Women warriors --
Rest and recreation --
The consolations of obscenity --
Home thoughts --
Useful tips --
views of death --
Gallantry and heroism --
Killing --
Leadership --
Napoleon --
Donkeys --
Statesmen, politicians and profiteers --
Armour --
Weapons --
Artillery and big bombs --
Fortifications --
Climate and circumstances --
Fellow creatures --
Night scenes --
Spying --
Victories --
Disasters --
Hard fighting --
Death in action --
Naval engagements --
Old ships --
Sieges Nursing and medicine --
Psychological wounds --
Prisoners --
Civilian victims --
The Holocaust --
The distant view --
Eye-witness --
Plunder and spoils --
The defeated --
Returning from war --
Survivors --
Enemies as brothers --
The bereaved --
The fruits of war --
Civil war --
War poets --
The epic --
Arguments for war --
Pacifism --
The religious blessing --
Gods and spirits of warfare --
Old battlefields revisited --
The dead --
Remembrance --
Peace.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Baker.

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