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Joseph Campbell. Selected Poetry of the First World War. Although most famous for his popular Hornblower series of Napoleonic War adventure novels, C. Forester also wrote three novels set in the First World War. Of the three, only one- The General was set on the Western Front, the others The African Queen , which was famously filmed in , was set in German East Africa and Brown on Resolution , was a naval adventure set in the Central Pacific.

According to one source, Adolf Hitler admired the novel The General in the late s and recommended it to his generals due to its depiction of the British military mindset. Writer William March , who fought with the U. Novels concerning World War I continued to appear in the latter half of the 20th century, albeit less frequently. The novel Return to the Wood by James Lansdale Hodson depicted the court-martial of a British soldier accused of desertion, and the book was adapted as the play Hamp in by John Wilson and filmed as King and Country by Joseph Losey in the same year.

The novel Covenant with Death by John Harris portrays a Sheffield Pals Battalion on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in and Christopher Hitchens later referred to it as a 'neglected masterpiece'. The novel Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson depicts a British air-force unit in the closing months of World War I, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize [26] and was later followed by two 'prequels' set earlier in the conflict, War Story and Hornet's Sting Canadian novelist Timothy Findley's novel of the conflict The Wars was published in and it received his country's top award for literature.

It has been adapted into a play and film. Of similar acclaim is Pat Barker 's Regeneration Trilogy ; the third novel from the series The Ghost Road , received the most prestigious award in British fiction: The Booker Prize in though the nomination implied the award was for the whole series. In , during the centenary of the World War I, the Indian author Akhil Katyal published the poem 'Some letters of Indian soldiers at World War One' marking the contribution of more than a million Indian soldiers to the war. The novel The Absolutist was written by John Boyne , the story featuring two teenage friends who enlist in the British army together and experience the war on the Western Front.


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Tolkien portrays a working-class boy who has been adopted by a wealthy family and who interrupts his Oxford studies to serve in the trenches. Captain John Hay Beith 's The First Hundred Thousand , a best-selling account of life in the army, was published in and became one of the more popular books of the period.

The memoirs of several famous aerial 'aces' were published during the war, including Winged Warfare by Canadian William Bishop , Flying Fury by English ace James McCudden and The Red Fighter Pilot by Manfred von Richthofen the latter two men were killed in action after their books were written. After the war many participants published their memoirs and diaries. One of the first was Storm of Steel by German writer Ernst Junger , an account of his experiences as an officer on the Western Front it was first published in English in Some Great War memoirs were not published until late in the 20th century or beyond, sometimes because the author did not write them until later in life or because they had been unable to, or had chosen not to, have them published at the time of writing as a result, some manuscripts were published posthumously.

One example was Poilu by French writer, barrel-maker and political activist Louis Barthas , a memoir written shortly after the war but not published until the author died in The book described the author's experiences as a corporal in the French army on the Western Front.

The memoir Somme Mud was written in the s but not published until , over two decades after the author's death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the English-speaking world and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.