An established classic ... accurate and detailed in observation of the war scene and its human figures -- D. J. Enright
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About the Author
Edmund Blunden (1896–1974) was already a published poet when he was commissioned as an officer of the British Army during World War I. The author of several volumes of poetry and literary criticism, he went on to hold academic posts at Tokyo University and the University of Oxford after his military service.