By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner

'This is the one ebook from the second one global warfare related with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein all started, the poet Keith Douglas was once 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 during 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 plants carpeting the wilderness in wintry weather to vanquished enemies, is obvious 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 loss of life in Normandy in 1944 - features a new preface by way of the novelist Richard Skinner.

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