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By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner

'This is the one publication from the second one international warfare related with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein all started, the poet Keith Douglas used to be in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not pass over 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 boost 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 flora carpeting the wilderness in iciness to vanquished enemies, is visible with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian

This Faber reveals version of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his demise in Normandy in 1944 - incorporates a new preface by means of the novelist Richard Skinner.

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