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By Keith Douglas

ISBN-10: 0571315364

ISBN-13: 9780571315369

'This is the one ebook from the second one international conflict similar with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein begun, the poet Keith Douglas used to be 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 enhance 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 thing, from vegetation carpeting the wilderness in iciness to vanquished enemies, is noticeable with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian

This Faber unearths variation of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his dying in Normandy in 1944 - incorporates a new preface through the novelist Richard Skinner.

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