Disenchantment by C.E. Montague | University of Oxford

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First major indictment of the British war effort to be published. Montague, senior journalist with the Guardian Newspaper, was initially opposed to war with Germany but thought it his duty to join up once hostilities had been declared. Served in the ranks of an infantry battalion before accepting a commission in Military Intelligence as an official press censor, writer of propaganda, and escort to dignitaries visiting the front.

The vision
At Agincourt and Ypres
The sheep that were not fed
‘Ware politicians
“Can’t believe a word.”
The duty of lying
Autumn comes
Autumn tints in chivalry
Stars in their courses
Belated boons
The old age of the war
Our modern Satanists
Any cure?
Fair warning

London: Chatto & Windus, 1922.

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About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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