Poems of Two Wars
Distributed for Unicorn Press Ltd
Binyon’s 1914 poem “For the Fallen” is considered by many to be the single most famous poem written about World War I, and the poem is still read at remembrance services and carved onto thousands of war memorials. But Binyon’s writings during the wars are substantial and as moving as his most well known works. Binyon not only wrote compelling poems about his time working in a battlefield hospital in France, but during World War II he penned some of the most powerful poems about the war written by a non-combatant, including “The Burning of the Leaves.” Poems of Two Wars reveals the scope and intensity of Binyon’s work and finally gives him his due as a skilled poet of some of history’s most violent conflicts.