Robert Graves relates his time in the trenches.
Robert Graves's writing is versatile and intense. Famous as a war poet, his prose works are on a stage of their own, especially this piece, which is an autobiographical account of Grave's school days and life as a soldier in the trenches in World War 1. Political as well as personal, the piece is important historically, as it offers a rare insight into the lives of ordinary soldiers in the most extraordinary, and often horrific, circumstances. A necessary and absorbing listen, which not without its moments of humour, is enlightening and unsettling and undoubtedly importantly necessary for everybody. (Recommended 14+ age).