A Deep Cry: Soldier-poets Killed on the Western Front by Anne Powell

By Anne Powell

The lives, deaths, poetry, diaries and extracts from letters of sixty-six soldier-poets are introduced jointly during this constrained version of Anne Powell’s distinct anthology; a becoming commemoration for the centenary of the 1st global battle. those poems aren't easily the works of recognized names comparable to Wilfred Owen – notwithstanding they're represented – they've been painstakingly accrued from a large number of resources, and the relative obscurity of a few of the voices makes the message the entire extra relocating. furthermore, all yet 5 of those infantrymen lie inside of forty-five miles of Arras. Their deaths are defined the following in chronological order, with an account of every man’s final conflict. This in itself offers a revealing sluggish swap within the poetry from early naïve patriotism to melancholy concerning the human race and the bitterness of ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’.

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