On Heaven and poems written on active service

Book/Poem

Description

English

The majority of poems in this collection were written while Ford Madox Ford (formerly Ford Madox Hueffer) was on active service in France. At the beginning of the war Ford was recruited, along with a number of other famous writers, to work at the War Propaganda Bureau. However, despite being over 40 he decided to enlist in the army and joined the Welch Regiment in 1915. He was to see action at the battles of the Somme and Ypres. It was his experience of both the Front and army life which inspired his poetry and the four novels which make up his masterpiece of the First World War Parade’s End (1924-28). On Heaven and Other Poems opens with what is perhaps Ford’s most famous war poem ‘Antwerp’, which describes the bravery of the Belgians as they tried to defend themselves against the German invasion.

Full title
On Heaven and poems written on active service
Created
1918
Format
Book / Poem
Creator
Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer)
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
011648.ee.78

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