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❴Reading❵ ➽ Where Poppies Blow Author John Lewis-Stempel – Businesscurrency.co.uk The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of Meadowland winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the story of the British soldiers of the GreatRitual even religious uplift Animals and plants were also reminders of home Aside from bird watching they went fishing in village ponds and in flooded shell holes for eels they went bird nesting they hunted foxes with hounds they shot pheasants for the pot and they planted flower gardens in the trenches and vegetable gardens in their billets Where Poppies Blow is about the British soldier's relationship with nature and it is also about the human condition in wartime the soldiers' hopes loves and need to express the finer side of being human through caring for animals and plant

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Mals and plants around them This relationship was of profound importance because it goes a long way to explaining why they fought and how they found the will to go on And in that relationship is found some of the highest noblest aspirations of humanity in times of warAt the most basic level animals and birds provided interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches and billets; bird watching for instance was probably the most popular single hobby among officers But perhaps importantly the ability of nature to endure despite the bullets and blood gave men a psychological spi

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Where Poppies BlowReading Where Poppies Blow Author John Lewis Stempel Businesscurrencycouk The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of Meadowland winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the story of the British soldiers of the Great The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of Meadowland winner of the Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the story of the Where Poppies PDF British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the ani

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  • Paul

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowLewis Stempel has written books about the natural world and about the First World War Here he combines these two interests and looks at the natural world and the war There are chapters on birds horses vermin four legged and six legged flowers and gardens pets dogs cats and the like and hunting and shooting Between each chapter is an interstice some contain poetry others lists of mascots statistics about disease lists of battlefield birds and lists of naturalists There is a good deal of poetry in the book Lewis Stempel also uses a large number of journals from soldiers and officersThere’s a lot of what you would expect in this but there


  • Dan

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowWhere Poppies Blow by John Lewis StempelThe Great War was fecund in its antimonies Some relationships between man and faunaflora were friendly and pleasant others were hateful and vileThis is the 94th book that I’ve read on WWI and it is certainly


  • Penny

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowMeadowland and The Running Hare were both excellent books by Lewis Stempel a farmer environmentalist and wonderful 'landscape' writer I had high hopes for Where Poppies Blow and I wasn't disappointedI've read so many books about The Great War but this was something different where the focus is completely on the relationship with the soldiers and the nature all around them The rats and lice are a common theme in anything to do with the trenches But this book also concentrated on the positive and healing side of nature the horses that the men loved the


  • Rebecca

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowLewis Stempel having written nature books and WWI books here combines his two main interests For me this fell short of his nature writing perhaps simply because I have very little interest in the First World War Yet the prose is also less


  • Paul

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowThere has been awful lot of history written about the horrors of the First World War we have first hand accounts from those that fought and suffered writers who composed some of the most poignant poems and a raft of historical documents and archaeological reports that build a picture of the time Even though the war dragged on for four years not all of it was spent fighting The soldiers had time away from the front lines and the misery of the trenches and when they did they found they could draw comfort from the similarities in the north French landscape to the countryside that they had left behind and that some would never see again For


  • Margaret

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowIt's only January but I may have already read my non fiction Book of the YearLewis Stempel combines his interest both in the countryside and in the Great War in this account of the role of the natura


  • Jo Barton

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowIt's not all about blood and bullets and this glorious book looks at the continuance and constancy of allowing in the midst of carnage the therapeutic benefits of nature And of how even in the midst of horror the birds still sang the blossom bloomed as beautiful as ever and the tiny creatures of nature still went about their daily businessThe joy of nature brought comfort and in some cases healing when I am sure it seemed like the entire world had bee


  • Liz Fenwick

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowBeautiful Heartbreaking Uplifting


  • Warrick

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowI was looking forward to reading this book about the relationship World War I soldiers had with the natural world but the warning bells were ringing even in the preface 'Poetry is significant in these pages though little comes from the familiar bran bucket


  • Amy

    ePub ë Where Poppies Blow ô Hardcover Download Where Poppies BlowThis one's tough 35 stars? It's a moving well researched exploration an fascinating topic with an immense amount of source material At times though the narrative was interrupted with a few too many of these excerpts especially ones without real