Battalion in Rest

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Published draft of poem cut out and pasted onto a piece of notebook paper with corrections in black ink in Edmund Blunden's hand. The number 'II.' has been crossed out with blue ink; this may be a reference to the fact that this poem was initially part of a sequence including 'Illusions' and 'Trench Raid Near Hooge' entitled 'Three Scenes from the European War: Flanders, 1914-1918'. In 'Undertones of War' (1928) the sequence was broken...