Ebony & Scarlet, Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War

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The author has written a number of books of poems from wars that have been important elements in British history. This new book collects a fine selection of poems from the Anglo-Zulu War. A charming and evocative selection of poems. Enjoyable and informative.

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NAME: Ebony & Scarlet, Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War
FILE: R2324
AUTHOR: Harry Turner
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 94
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Zululand, Zulu, Orange Free State, Cape Town, British Empire, colonial wars, British Army, technology, location, culture, people
ISBN: 1-47386-302-3
IMAGE: B2324.jpg
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LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/jz4xerb
DESCRIPTION: The author has written a number of books of poems from wars that have been important elements in British history. This new book collects a fine selection of poems from the Anglo-Zulu War. A charming and evocative selection of poems. Enjoyable and informative.

Every war has its own characteristics. In common, wars are long periods of boredom, interspersed by short periods of frenetic activity, terror, elation, sorrow, joy, blood and survival. In these short periods, soldiers live life in technicolour. Experiences, good and bad, are graphic and life shaping, difficult to share with those who were not there. Beyond war, soldiers often find life dull and monochrome, their experiences alien to those now around them.

Poetry has long been a method of coming to terms with what has been, and an attempt to communicate those dramatic experiences to those who were not there. This fine collection is an effective presentation of what the Anglo-Zulu War was to those who were there, a series of snapshots of the elements that made the war.

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