By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the one ebook from the second one international warfare similar with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... whilst the conflict of El Alamein started, the poet Keith Douglas was once in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not pass over the motion, he took a truck and, opposed to orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander in the course of the complete of the allied increase throughout North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his tale. Boyishness and inexperience supply 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 version of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his demise in Normandy in 1944 - contains a new preface by way of the novelist Richard Skinner.
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Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner