Undertones of War: Chapter XXI: The Crash of Pillars (10)

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Page 215 from 'The Crash of the Pillars' section of 'Undertones of War'. This section of the memoir describes Edmund Blunden's experience of Passchendaele, beginning with his battalion going 'over the top' on Tuesday 31 July 1917. On this page the shells carry on, Edmund receives a brief run-down of the attack's mistakes from the Brigade-Major, and reacts to returning to Poperinghe. He also adds a line of description, and corrects the spelling of a...