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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful little book, an essential buy
This little book has a vast treasury of poems of the first World War. All my favourites could be found, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke and many others, totalling over 80 poems in all.
A very readable book, bringing back memories of poems read long ago. The scenes described are evocative, harrowing, heart-warming. Be prepared to be...
Published on 30 Nov 2000

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pocket sized
A little disappointed with this book as it is basically a pocket sized very basic book. If you wanted a book to slip in your jacket pocket, then great, but the title led me to expect more than this.
A random organisation of contents also disappoints.
A couple of obvious ommissions. Laurence BINYON's "For the fallen" being the most obvious.
A small pocket...
Published on 14 July 2009 by Mark B


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful little book, an essential buy, 30 Nov 2000
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This review is from: Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
This little book has a vast treasury of poems of the first World War. All my favourites could be found, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke and many others, totalling over 80 poems in all.
A very readable book, bringing back memories of poems read long ago. The scenes described are evocative, harrowing, heart-warming. Be prepared to be brought to tears.
I would highly recommend this book for any bookshelf and it is particularly appropriate as an introduction to war poetry.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A small anthology comprising many famous war poems, 1 Jan 2011
This review is from: Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
A pocket-sized book which brings together a lot of my favourite war poems including Wilfred Owen's "Anthem For Doomed Youth", Siegfried Sassoon's "Enemies", Edward Thomas's "The Owl" and Issac Rosenberg's "Break Of Day In The Trenches". It introduced me to other poems I warmed to but had not read before including May Wedderburn Cannan's "Lamplight", Margaret Postgate Cole's "The Veteran" and Ivor Gurney's "To His Love". I enjoy the scattering of poems with seemingly no logical order - it encourages random opening to discover new and old pearls.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pocket sized, 14 July 2009
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This review is from: Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
A little disappointed with this book as it is basically a pocket sized very basic book. If you wanted a book to slip in your jacket pocket, then great, but the title led me to expect more than this.
A random organisation of contents also disappoints.
A couple of obvious ommissions. Laurence BINYON's "For the fallen" being the most obvious.
A small pocket sized book ideal for a journey, but not likely to stretch the academic amongst you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tear jerker, 8 April 2014
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Such a sad book, cannot thank those young men enough , so very young, so very brave and for what if we don't heed the message and learn,we must never forget and this book helps us to know there is a better way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy size., 30 Mar 2014
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This small volume is just right for my pocket and so is available for random selection. Great collection of poems and good price. Thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars WW1 poetry selection, 29 Aug 2013
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This is a great little book - very small in size and wish it had been just a little larger for my ageing eyes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little pocket book, 29 Nov 2013
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Would recommend to anybody. An insightful look at the poetry of the Great War by various poets including most favourites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good wee book, 8 Mar 2013
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This is a useful wee book. It shows the similarities amongst the poets and their work at that time. The contents are grim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and easy to read, 30 Nov 2012
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Kiss me goodnight Sergeant Major was amusing,well compiled and easy to read.
Poems of the Great War was touching and thought provoking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old and new, 26 Nov 2012
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This is a pleasant little book, small enough to fit into a pocket or a handbag. It has many of the old favourites in it and some new poems that I hadn't read before. Excellent value.
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