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088: April/May 2010

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Wilfred Owen’s Shrewsbury: from the Severn to Poetry and War

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By Helen McPhail As the title suggests, Wilfred Owen’s Shrewsbury: from the Severn to Poetry and War, (Logaston Press, £12.95), places Shrewsbury as the main subject of this book. The author reconstructs its history and topography with many illustrations. Of wider interest is her focus on Wilfred Owen, whose family moved there when he was 14. His …


Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson

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Yale University Press, £18.99 293pp, hb, ills, notes, further reading. ISBN: 978–030–023–338–4  ‘It wasn’t a peace treaty, but it was peace’, the author says – and that was how the news of the Armistice was received by relieved citizens and soldiers alike. The author’s account covers events on 11 November 1918, from midnight to midnight, mainly,…


The Great War: Myth and Memory by Dan Todman

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Hambledon £19.99.  The Great War: Myth and Memory is  based on Dan Todman’s PhD thesis and looks at the changing perceptions of the Great War from 1918 until the present day.  There are seven chapters dealing with: mud, death, donkeys, futility, poets, veterans and modem memory.  Chapter three on 'Donkeys' is particularly illuminating. The autho…


Wilfred Owen, Poet and Soldier by Helen McPhail

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Gliddon Books/Wilfred Owen Association, 1993. Softback, 80pp. £7.95. ISBN 0 9478 93318.  This book by Stand To! Poetry Editor fills a noticeable gap in the historiography of Wilfred Owen - a detailed study of his war service. Most anthologies of his work are prefaced by a brief chronology, but the bulk of this work is devoted to his army career, a…