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Conflict Poem: “Simplify Me When I am Dead”: Keith Douglas (1920-44)

Keith Douglas probably the best British War Poet of the Second World War is often forgotten in the focus on the First World War Poets, so here is one of his best war poems. He was killed in action in … Continue reading

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Keith Douglas: World War Two Poet (1920-44)

I love the war poetry of Keith Douglas and regret he is not better known. He was killed during the Normandy invasion at the age of 24. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Douglas Aristocrats  The noble horse with courage in his eye, clean in the … Continue reading

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