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Trench literature: reading lists of World War I


le-petit-journalThe literature generated from the Great War is well documented and serves as a reminder of this terrible conflict. From Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, the poetry of Sassoon, Graves, Brooke, and Owen to All Quiet on the Western Front, there are many examples of acclaimed books from World War I.

But what did the ordinary soldiers read on a daily basis in the trenches? This feature sheds some light on the books read and carried by the men in the line of fire.

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