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F. W. Harvey Soldier, Poet - Anthony Boden

Alan Ross, 1988, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.

Signed by the author on the title page "To David, with the best of Glosapsoz wishes. Tony Boden" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “The story of F.W. Harvey’s war is in itself remarkable. Joining the 5th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment only days after war was declared, he was among the first Territorials to land in France. As a Lance-Corporal he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘conspicuous gallantry’ and was commissioned shortly afterwards. But Harvey was more than just a tough soldier. He was a poet of considerable distinction, a contemporary of Owen, Sassoon and Thomas. Published on the seventieth anniversary of the end of the First World War and the centenary of Harvey’s birth, this biography contains many of the poems, including the world-famous ‘Ducks’. Illustrated with over fifty photographs, it is a fitting tribute to Harvey and to the 5th Glosters who marched by his side, which will be coveted by all who love his poetry and | j by those interested in the history of the First World War.”


Size: 8½" x 6". 359 pages.
£16.00