Diary of an Eccentric recently read and reviewed The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry edited by Jon Silkin for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
There are so many poems in The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry that it’s impossible to mention them all, but there are some common themes throughout the collection. Religion and patriotism come to mind right away. These poems also touch upon a soldier’s disillusionment and the sadness and the anger that rise to the surface when they begin to question why they are fighting.
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