Landscape with Figure
Authors: Street, S.
Three days after D-Day, Keith Douglas, a tank commander in the Sherwood Rangers and probably the finest poet of World War Two, was killed by a shell burst in a field overlooking the Normandy village of St Pierre. Sean Street retraces Douglas's last movements. With contributions from poets J C Hall, Anne Stevenson and Tim Kendall, plus Douglas's biographer Desmond Graham, Stuart Hills of the Sherwood Rangers and archive recordings of Douglas's girlfriend Betty Jesse, his comrade John Bethell-Fox and the Padre who buried him