Pocket Diary 1917

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
This pocket diary belonging to Edmund Blunden relates the experiences of the northern section of the battle of Passchendaele, near the Yser Canal. The attack began on 31 July 1917, and this diary, while incomplete, has sections describing the period between 8 July and 5 August 1917. The experience was later made into a narrative by Blunden and recast as 'The Crash of the Pillars' section of 'Undertones of War' (1928).These pages contain entries for...