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War Poetry Archive launches new collection – Edmund Blunden

The University of Oxford’s First World War Poetry Archive has just released a new collection of digitised poems and other material, by Edmund Blunden

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Blunden was sent to the Western Front in 1916, and served as part of the 11th Royal Sussex regiment. He received the Military Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Somme. He died in 1974, after having received numerous awards, including a CBE and the Queen’s gold medal for poetry in 1956.

Articles on the new collection feature in The Independent, the Guardian and the Great War Fiction blog .

The Blunden collection adds to the numerous poets already featured online, including Vera Brittain, Robert Graves and Isaac Rosenberg.

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