Battalion in Rest

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Page 286 from a first edition of 'Undertones of War' (1928) showing the final two stanzas of poem 'Battalion At Rest'. The prose section of the, apart from the help of a few maps, entirely from memory while Blunden was teaching in Tokyo between 1924 and 1927. Annotations in Blunden's hand added later at an unknown date. Alongside stanza 5 he writes, 'Ashford', and alongside stanza 6 he writes 'Naylor'.