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The pen as a weapon against the violence of war

The Comfort of Beauty

Piet Chielens & Wim Chielens

Two brothers from Westhoek have been inspired all their lives by the First World War. In deeply personal letters, displaying an impressive knowledge of the subject, Piet Chielens and his brother Wim correspond about the war poems of John McCrae, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and many other soldiers who fought in Flanders Fields and found comfort in writing poetry.

A perfectly accomplished anthology of moving testimonies from literary and other sources.

The beautiful, stirring testimonies to the misery of the war made a deep impression on the two brothers, and this gem of a book about the pen as a weapon against the violence of war will not fail to move readers.