"It is one of the horrors of our time that tragedy has become commonplace, almost banal."
ANTHOLOGY. Soldiers' Verse. London: Frederick Muller, 1945.
8vo. Original decorative cloth, with illustrated dustwrapper; pp.viii, 119; some toning to the wrapper, a little loss to top of spine, nonetheless a good copy, clean internally.
First edition. A sobering and increasingly scarce collection of poems from the New Excursions into English Poetry series, compiled by Patric Dickinson. He focuses on the poetry of the late 19th and early 20th century, as the focus of war poetry turned from glory towards attempting to comprehend the scale of destruction and grief wrought by the World Wars. The poems are accompanied by lithographs by William Scott.