- Title Pages
- A Note of Introduction
- Chapter 1 Lands of Our Fathers
- Chapter 2 The Struggle for Existence
- Chapter 3 The Banned Word
- Chapter 4 L’Homme du Monde
- Chapter 5 Venus and Mars
- Chapter 6 The Valleys Shadowful
- Chapter 7 Mist’ Howin’s Honied Slumber
- Chapter 8 Mother and Fatherland
- Chapter 9 The Octopus
- Chapter 10 Brock’s Folk
- Chapter 11 Modern People
- Chapter 12 The Ghost and Graves
- Chapter 13 A Public School Man
- Chapter 14 Gallantry
- Chapter 15 Home
- Further Reading
- Illustration Acknowledgments
- (p.158) Chapter 9 The Octopus
- Wilfred Owen
- Yale University Press
In early 1917, a series of small attacks by the British in the Somme region were diversions intended to suggest a major attack in the spring. These attacks became Wilfred Owen’s first experience of fighting. His recollection and recreation of these attacks can be found in his war poetry.
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