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Collected poems of Capt. Oliphant Down, M.C., 4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd May 1917, near Demicourt on the Somme.

Humorous pieces on his wartime experiences under the heading ‘Some Trench Verses’:

F.T. Blank Blank: p. 67
Minnie: p. 68
The Diggers: p. 70
Picardy Parodies – No. 1: p. 72
Picardy Parodies – No. 2: p. 73
Picardy Parodies – No. 3: p. 74

London & Glasgow: Gowans and Gray, Ltd., 1921

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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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