By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the one booklet from the second one international conflict similar with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein started, the poet Keith Douglas was once in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not leave out 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 increase throughout North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his tale. Boyishness and inexperience supply it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... every little thing, from vegetation carpeting the wasteland in wintry weather to vanquished enemies, is visible with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian
This Faber reveals variation of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his loss of life in Normandy in 1944 - contains a new preface by means of the novelist Richard Skinner.
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Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner