The Daily Poem: How to Kill

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Keith Douglas was born in 1920, and became a captain in the Royal Armoured Corps, fought with the Derbyshire Yeomanry and served with the Sherwood Rangers. He died in action on 9 June 1944, on the beaches of Normandy. This poem appears in Poems of the Second World War, the Oasis selection (Everyman Classics, pounds 5.95), with editor-in-chief Victor Selwyn, in association with the Salamander Oasis Trust. This poem is the penultimate Daily Poem in this week's series from the Second World War.