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New illustrated edition of Undertones of War coming soon!

A new illustrated edition of Undertones of War is due to be published this September. The editor, John Greening, tell us more about this new edition.

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New edition of Undertones of War to be published in July 2015

Edited by John Greening and published by Oxford University Press a new edition of Undertones of War will be available in July 2015.

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A poem for Remembrance Sunday 2014

To commemorate Remembrance Sunday we turn to a famous poem of Blunden's in which he asks himself if he can remember the war. He discovers he can, accessing hazy memories from the back of his mind that evolve into the sharp, clear and disturbing images of the last stanza.

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Undertones of War exhibition at the Redoubt, Eastbourne

In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt Fortress Military Museum in Eastbourne explores the poetry of Edmund Blunden in a fascinating exhibition.

The exhibition is open seven days a week 10am-5pm until 16 November 2014.

Jo Seaman, Heritage Officer at Eastbourne Borough Council tells us more about the exhibition.

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Blunden in the press

This month Blunden's poetry has been the focus of two articles in the national press: An interview with Margi Blunden about the lasting impact of the war in the Telegraph, and a piece in the Guardian examining our preconceptions of what it was like to fight on the frontline.

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Edmund Blunden to feature at Oxford University's World War One poetry event

This year's Oxford University's 'Spring School' explores "British" World War One Poetry. Taking place between the 3 - 5 April the packed programme includes a talk by Margi Blunden about her father.

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Blunden features in University of Texas World at War exhibition

To mark the centenary the University of Texas is hosting a special exhibition using materials from its Ransom Center's extensive collections. The university holds a large collection of Blunden's manuscripts many of which feature in the exhibition.

The World at War, 1914-1918 exhibition is open until August 2014. View the article to find out more and view materials from the Center's Blunden collection.

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Blogging on Blunden: Adrian Barlow

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Blogging on Blunden: John Greening

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Margi Blunden talk to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

Margi Blunden is giving an illustrated talk at the John Clare Cottage to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The talk is titled 'The war had won and would go on winning'. Read on for more information, including how to order tickets.

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