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War leaves no man unscathed.
The First World War scarred the consciousness of history – changed the very fabric of society; it bit deeply into the souls of those who took part. The first truly global war: severely affecting civilians at home as well as soldiers on the battlefield. Yet; it brought to flower poetry which touches people today. This is a twenty-first century view of a twentieth century war – the aim is not to glorify but to highlight the human qualities involved – World War 1 encapsulated from my perspective as a poet. Join me: take an intriguing journey through famous and forgotten events; share the viewpoint of some of the individuals and establishments involved; encounter the grimness of trench warfare. Get a pigeon’s eye view, join the Navy in action, civilians in peril and question the legacy.
These new poems, for me, express the essence of the First World War today – innocence broken.
To find the meaning of life;
If you live long enough.’
About the Author
David Doubleday is a poet, artist and photographer; a student of human nature who enjoys the natural world. He has found – the time to stand and stare. This is his second poetry collection.
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