Jean Moorcroft Wilson has established himself as a leading authority in an area that is increasingly influencing the British public's view of the conflict, with biographies of all the great poets of the First World War (with the exception of Wilfred Owen).
Seeing the war through the prism of these writers of pity and protest may be a distorting mirror, but given the increasingly peaceful nature of our society, looking at the war poets could be posterity's final judgment on the struggle.
With this weighty volume dealing with Grave's early life, his war experiences and the difficult post-war decade that led to the publication of his autobiography, Goodbye to all of this - hastily written as a money earner, but now probably the best known report by a front officer - Wilson has ...
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