Forty-four soldier poets who lost their lives in the Great War in various theatres are commemorated in this book which begins with the names, in alphabetical order, and brief details on each – rank, unit, date of death and titles of works. The text expands on these men telling something about their lives and giving an appreciation of their work with numerous examples of their poetry. I must admit I am not into poetry, neither in war nor in peace, and the only other similar work that comes to mind is one published seventy-five years after this one – A Deep Cry by Anne Powell – in which biographical details of sixty-six soldier poets who died on the Western Front are given together with examples of their poetry. Despite this much larger number there are still poets in For Remembrance who died in France/Flanders who do not feature in the other book.
A. St.John Adcock
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2002 N & M Press reprint (first pub 1918). SB. 246pp with portrait photos
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