Enduring freedom : an Afghan anthology / compiling editor, Ryan Gearing.

Brighton : Firestep Press, 2011.
1 online resource (201 p.)


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This brand new anthology has been compiled to commemorate 10 years in Afghanistan. Announced in November 2010, contributions for a book of war poems were sought, and aided by appeals in the media, including BFBS Radio, the Army Families Federation and the charity Combat Stress, to name but a few; poems came from serving personnel of all ranks, veterans, families and friends. These poems all have one thing in common: they speak from and with the very soul of our Armed Forces of which we are s...
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  • Cover; Contents; Front Matter; Title Page; Publisher Information; Dedication; Foreword; If; Extract From Suicide In The Trenches; Extract From Here Dead We Lie; Acknowledgements; Introduction By Sir Andrew Motion; Enduring Freedom; Sally Ainsworth; A Marine Mum's Smile; 'Our Promise'; The Knock And Car Doors Shutting At Night; Mark Andrews; Royal Navy Suez Canal Transit; Anon; Weapons; A Very Special Christmas Message; Mike Beavis; 30 Minutes; My Girl Is Waiting; Parade!; RIP Royal; The Unsung; Laurence Binyon; For The Fallen; BlackDog661; Black Dog; My Wife Went To London; The Great Leveller
  • Who Are THEY?Why Do I Call It 'Black Dog'?; Neil Blower; Buffy; Last Post; The Poppy; That Face; The Brightest Light; The Poet; Why We Fight; Wootton Bassett; Julia Bond; An Army Wife; My Little Girl; Peter Branson; Into The Jaws Of Death 'Some One Had Blunder'd'; Mummy's Boy; Michael Brett; Bomb Attack; Bomb Circuitry; The Entry Of Osama Bin Laden Into Paradise; Feeding The War Gods In This Age Of Miracles; Machine Gun; Mosques And Rockets; Suicide Bomber; 9/11 Poem From London: Tomorrow It Will All Run Backwards; Charlie Brown; They Gave Me A Medal; JB Brown; A Reckoning; Do Not Hesitate
  • God Allows An Angel To DieJudgement Has Found You Worthy; Of The Oleander; Stealing Stars; The Availability Of The Dead; The Baghdad Cigar Aficionado Club; The Battle List & The Way Ahead; The Boneyard; The Conservation Of Angular Momentum; The Great Debate; The Promise Of Things To Come; Where Your Ashes Kiss The Earth; Katie Butler-Manuel; War; Daniel Clayton; Tour Of Duty; Martin Crowson; A Soldier's Battle Thought; Jo De Vries; Valentine From Kabul; George Douglas; A Mother's Soldier Comes Home; Steven Firkins; Art Of War; Brotherhood; Cross The Line; Distant Peace; Queen And Country
  • The EndThe Night; Welcome To The Valley; Cleveland W. Gibson; Dear Husband; Old Soldier; Ivor Gurney; Strange Hells; Steve Halliwell; What Makes A Hero's Road; Jodie Henderson; Lone Chimes; Steven Leslie Hill; Foot Patrol; TJ Hodgetts; Dressing The Dead; Sangin Valley; Solifugit; Death Of A Clock; Amputee; A Hymn For Helmand; Dean Horton; The Airborne Medic's Creed; Ian Jolley & Michael Malin; Wife, Friend, Lover; Henry Kempster; The Casualty; Rudyard Kipling; The Young British Soldier; JG Magee; High Flight; Paul Marlow; Orphan; Rant; Rapid Eye Movement; Split-Frame; Nigel Marshall
  • Sleeping Out At ChristmasPaige McAlwane; Against The War; Oh Dear Sweet Child Of Mine; Michael Mckenzie; Soul Mates; James Milton; A New Jerusalem; A Soldier's Lot; A Soldier's Prayer; Child's Play; Death Or Dishonour; Coming Home; The Wife's Prayer; Neale Moss; A Time For Reflection; Liam O'brien; The War In My Head; Phoenix; The Reality Of The Unreality...; Thomas Roberts; Bulletin; Michael Rodgerson; Weep For The Soldier; Steve Sell; Cry For Me Not; This Is My Field Now; Kevin Smythers; They Serve - For Our Freedom...; Jane Stemp; Waiting For The Truce; Barbara Stocker; Day Of Remembrance
  • Mark Thurley
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