Rural Economy

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Pages 282-3 from a first edition of 'Undertones of War' (1928) showing the poem 'Rural Economy (1917)'. The prose section of the volume was written, 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. He notes that the poem was written on '[Observatory Ridge, looking back towards Scherpenberg.]'