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My Life, War Adventures and Poems (Part I)…

My Life, War Adventures and Poems By Major Peregrine Acland From Pearson’s Magazine, October 1918.  Pages 326-330. I was born in Toronto, Canada in 1891.  My father is an Englishman who came to America as a young man and who, … Continue reading

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My Life, War Adventures and Poems (Part II)…

How it Feels to be Shot Our creeping barrage was so effective that we ourselves could not see the next trench until we were close upon it.  When not more than fifty yards from it I saw four pairs of … Continue reading

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The Voice of Ypres…

The Voice of Ypres (The City of Ypres speaks) Grim Bride of War, gaunt, desolate, I stand in pale and spectral state Above my many tortured dead, a Princess of the realms of Hate. My shell-wrecked towers raise shattered might … Continue reading

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The Reveille of Romance (1917 version)…

The Reveille of Romance (Written on the way to England, October, 1914; revised during convalescence in Canada, June, 1917.) Regret no more our sensual sloth nor say Romance is dead; Bright-helmed against the oppressive night Romance has raised her head. … Continue reading

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