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Ode to Bully Beef: WWII Poetry They Didn't Let You Read

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Ode to Bully Beef: WWII Poetry They Didn't Let You Read - Serdiville, Rosie, and Sadler, John
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The Second World War (1939-45) was not greeted with the same lavish outpouring of patriotic fervour that had attended August 1914. Any rags of glory had long since been drowned in the mud of Flanders. The Great War had been heralded as `the war to end all wars'; veterans were promised `a land fit for heroes'. Both of these vain boasts soon began to sound hollow as depression, unemployment, poverty and a rash of new wars followed. The sons and daughters of those who had embarked upon their own patriotic Calvary did so again ...

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Ode to Bully Beef: WWII Poetry They Didn't Let You Read 2014, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752491899

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