Edward Thomas: Camp life and a letter home
Camp life and a letter home
While in camp and later at the front, Thomas's most prolific correspondence was with his wife, Helen. To her he described the conditions of his service, his relations with his men, and his thoughts about the army. Thomas was beyond the age of required service when he enlisted, and an entrenched family man, so some aspects of military life he found difficult to adjust to. In this letter he describes trying to get a quiet night's sleep.
This tutorial traces the wartime experience of the poet Edward Thomas, with particular emphasis on the effects of the First World War on families and children.
Created by A Miller.