Poets at War

An Anthology of Verse by Australian Servicemen (1944)


Ian Mudie, compiler


Georgian House, Melbourne, 1944
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback, bound in the original cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19 × 13cm, 153pp [1pp ad].

A collection of Australian poetry from the Second World War, arranged alphabetically by poet. There is some fine verse here, and the compiler in his prefatory note writes "the editor hopes that this volume will go some way to dispelling the cartoonists' myth that the Australian serviceman is a bullying oaf with no interests other than booze, swei, women, brawls, bludging, and going A.W.L.". A previous owner notes this copy was bought in Sydney 9th April, 1945, and the book has the booksellers ticket from Dymock's Book Arcade in Sydney.


The book has some light sun fading to the spine but is otherwise in very good condition.



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