Sunday Times Analysis

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'It is all here, the mud and rats of the trenches, the hellish noise of the bombardment, the insane waste of life, the high heroism and the bitter cynicism' -- Illustrated London News

'Mr Gardner steers his course... with skill and discrimination' -- Cyril Connolly, Sunday Times

'Mr Gardner, who has chosen, introduced and put notes to this admirable anthology, shows the First World War poets in all moods' -- The Times

'To read through this anthology is ... to live the years
1914-1918, adding to the images of battle which most of us have already, the actual feelings expressed by the soldier poets who lived, and died, through trench warfare' -- Times Education Supplement

Susan Hill wrote ^Strange Meeting(2) in 1971 about the relationships that were formed in the war. INSERT FACT it was common for soldiers to form this kind of friendship/comradeship.

The second novel (3) was written in 1930 and is a female ambulance driver’s view of the horrors of war. although it is not just a female work but is written much later it is by far the most graphic and perhaps most vividly describes the attitudes to war. The novels also …show more content…

“Naught broken save this body, lost but breath”

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