The interest in war poetry, as we have seen in this Guide, shows no sign of abating. As we noted in Chapters One and Five, new war poetry anthologies such as Hollis and Keegan’s 101 Poems Against War are still being produced, whilst several older anthologies, such as Gardner’s Up The Line to Death, continue to be reprinted. In one historical period after another, and for one editor after another, war poetry seems to exert an irresistible attraction. With each new anthology produced, there is a sense of a new project unfolding, whether this involves placing the poetry within an overt anti-war framework, using it as an illustration of patriotic feeling or declaring that it helps us celebrate, in a more general sense, the values and qualities associated with the armed forces.
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