Where Poppies Blow

But above all, nature healed, and, despite the bullets and blood, it inspired men to endure. Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of how nature gave the British soldiers of the Great War a reason to fight, and the will to go on.

Where Poppies Blow

Where Poppies Blow

Winner of the 2017 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War 'If it weren't for the birds, what a hell it would be.' During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the ground, closer to nature than many humans had lived for centuries. Animals provided comfort and interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches - bird-watching, for instance, was probably the single most popular hobby among officers. Soldiers went fishing in flooded shell holes, shot hares in no-man's land for the pot, and planted gardens in their trenches and billets. Nature was also sometimes a curse - rats, spiders and lice abounded, and disease could be biblical. But above all, nature healed, and, despite the bullets and blood, it inspired men to endure. Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of how nature gave the British soldiers of the Great War a reason to fight, and the will to go on.

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Where Poppies Blow
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: John Lewis-Stempel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Where No Poppies Blow
Language: en
Pages: 55
Authors: Siew-Yue Killingley
Categories: Malaysian poetry (English)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Lewis-Stempel
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-14 - Publisher: Random House

The Times and Irish Independent: BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR Great nature writing needs to be informative, detailed, accurate, lyrical, and, above all, to instil a sense of gratitude and wonder. John Lewis-Stempel succeeds in all these things triumphantly. From amorous toads to the eye-popping mating habits of water
In Flanders Field the Poppies Blow Between the Crosses Row on Row
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Wayne Veterans Alliance
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Lewis-Stempel
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-08 - Publisher: Random House

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