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Issue Details: First known date: 1926... 1926 Your Old Battalion : War and Peace Verses
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Notes

  • Dedication: To My Brothers Alan and Charlie Who Did Not Return
  • Epigraph: Your fancies and fortunes I've borrowed, / Your songs of the land or the air: / Men say not 'He joyed', or 'He sorrowed', / But say, 'My Battalion was there'.
  • Introduction by Lieutenant General John Monash states: '...Many an Australian pen has written of the war and of its soul-stirring episodes and phases, but no other has yet so fully, so searchingly, or so poignantly pictured the emotional side of that great and terrible adventure.'
  • The poems are grouped together in six titled parts: Part I - The Argonauts (pp. 5-25) ; Part II - This We Knew (pp. 29-80) ; Part III - The Return (pp. 83-100) ; Part IV - Afterthoughts (pp. 103-126) ; Part V - Tributes (pp. 129-151) ; Part VI - Other Themes (pp. 155-190)
  • Miller (1940) comments: 'Pryce's poems were written on the way to and at the front, and also in hospital; they are based on his experiences in action and give an intimate insight into the mind of the soldier. He writes in a variety of moods, stirring, expectant and reflective. His mental attitude is vigorous, forthright and sincere. He has in him the spirit of the conqueror, with a deep sense of responsibility. Pryce opened well, and in the zest of service found poetic utterance of promise.' (p. 101)
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Cornstalk Publishing , 1926 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Soldieri"The bugle spoke to him from far away,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. vi)
The Song of a Happy Warriori"When through the bannered streets we strode", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 1)
The Troopshipi"Come, comrades! Hours of ease return:", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 5-11)
Night in the Bushi"To weave her spells for hearts of men,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 12)
The Storm Ridersi"There's a road from Dakar Town leading to the nor'ward;", Henry Weston Pryce , 1917 single work poetry war literature (p. 13-15)
The Drifting Boati"Northward, and ever north sailed we,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 16-17)
The U-Boat's Decoyi"Decks where trailing cordage clings, heavy in the rain;", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 18-19)
The U-Boati"On Biscay in an hour's release,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 20-21)
Salvagei"Once on a day a lame duck lay", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 22)
Plymouthi"Oh, dreary landfall! In a misty rain", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 23)
A New Centurioni"From the south, as the Legions came of old,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 24-25)
The Gods Jesti"Over the wood the mistral blows;", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 29-35)
On Theimbronne Hilli"On Theimbronne Hill the mists disclose", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 36-37)
The Rider of Theimbronnei"Last night when the moonlight on Theimbronne lay still,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 38-39)
In the Valley of the Aai"Daisies modest and humble; poppies pagan and proud;", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 40)
Moving Upi"A whistle nags across the yard,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 41-42)
Before Battlei"Have we demanded of our God", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 43)
The Bugle and the Larki"Waked on a misty morning,", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 44)
I Wonderi"Could Homer walk this hill and hear", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 45-46)
In Flandersi"O muddy fields of Flanders! O little farms forlorn!", Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 single work poetry war literature (p. 47-48)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon The Poetry of Henry Weston Pryce Denis Kevans , Z11106 single work thesis
A Bundle of Books Jean Curlewis , 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Home , 1 January vol. 8 no. 1 1927; (p. 44)

— Review of Your Old Battalion : War and Peace Verses Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 selected work poetry
Let's Talk About Books Franziska , 1926 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 21 December vol. 3 no. 4 1926; (p. 24)
Untitled 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December vol. 47 no. 2444 1926; (p. 3)

— Review of Your Old Battalion : War and Peace Verses Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 selected work poetry
A Bundle of Books Jean Curlewis , 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Home , 1 January vol. 8 no. 1 1927; (p. 44)

— Review of Your Old Battalion : War and Peace Verses Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 selected work poetry
Untitled 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December vol. 47 no. 2444 1926; (p. 3)

— Review of Your Old Battalion : War and Peace Verses Henry Weston Pryce , 1926 selected work poetry
Let's Talk About Books Franziska , 1926 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 21 December vol. 3 no. 4 1926; (p. 24)
y separately published work icon The Poetry of Henry Weston Pryce Denis Kevans , Z11106 single work thesis
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