Keith Douglas

Keith Douglas was born in 1920 and studied at Oxford University under Edmund Blunden, before enlisting and being posted to the Middle East in 1941. He returned to England in 1943 to take part in the Invasion of Normandy and was killed three days after D Day, aged 24. Initially little known as a War poet, his reputation has since grown gradually. His Collected Poems was published in 1951.

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