The Fierce Light: The Battle of the Somme, July-November 1916 : Prose and Poetry
Palladour, Jan 1, 1996 - English poetry - 294 pages
The fierce light contains a selection of prose and poetry from 38 contemporary British, Australian and New Zealand writers who fought during the Battle of the Somme. Details of the action in which the writer was involved preface each extract.
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WILLIAM NOEL HODGSON
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2nd Battalion 4th Battalion Adjutant artillery attack August barrage Battalion Headquarters Battalion Royal Welch Battle Battle of Loos bayonet Bazentin Beaucourt Beaumont Hamel Boche bombardment bombs Brigade British bullets burst Captain casualties Colonel communication trench crawled dark dead death Division dug-out Dyett EDMUND BLUNDEN enemy face FORD MADOX FORD forward France Fricourt front line German trench Ginchy Goose Alley ground Guillemont guns Hamel head heavy High Wood hole hundred yards Infantry July killed later Lesboeufs LIEUTENANT light look lying Mametz Wood mentioned in despatches morning move night November officers parapet passed platoon Poem Regiment relieved ridge rifle Royal Naval Division Royal Welch Fusiliers runner sent SEPTEMBER 1916 Sergeant shell-hole shells shouted shrapnel Siegfried Sassoon signallers Skett sleep smoke soldier Somme Somme front stretcher sunken road Thiepval took trees valley village walk Waterlot Farm waves wire wounded wrote Ypres