Undertones of War: Chapter XXI: The Crash of Pillars

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
'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. This page describes the beginning of the British attack, and Blunden has changed 'the British guns began' to 'the British guns spoke'. The alteration is ink in Blunden's hand. This particular volume is a 6th impression copy from 1929, with an...