The first anthology, published in 1943 and entitled "Oasis: The Middle East anthology of poetry from the Forces", was a limited wartime edition only. Copies of this anthology are now available only through a small number of libraries.
Five additional anthologies of poems from the Salamander Oasis Trust collection were published after the War. A special edition of "Poems of the Second World War" was also published for use in schools. These anthologies are now out of print, although some titles may be available secondhand.
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War Poems & Recollections from the Middle East (1940-1946)
Introduction by Lawrence Durrell
Published by Shepheard-Walwyn Ltd, London (1980)
ISBN: 0-85683-047-X (hardback)
ISBN: 0-85683-051-8 (paperback)
From Oasis into Italy
War Poems & Diaries from Africa & Italy (1940-1946)
Advisers: Field Marshal Lord Carver, General Sir John Hackett
Published by Shepheard-Walwyn Ltd, London (1983)
ISBN: 0-85683-063-1 (hardback)
ISBN: 0-85683-064-X (paperback)
The Voice of War
Published by Michael Joseph Ltd, London (1995)
ISBN: 0-7181-3925-9 (paperback)
A recording of some of the poems from the collection has also been produced and is available on CD and audiocassette.
Best of Second World War Poetry
Cassette, 3 hours.
Cast: Martin Jarvis, Barry Humphries, Pal McGann, Denis Healey, Ros Ayres, Spike Milligan, David Schofield, Richard Todd, Phil Collins.
Link man: Cliff Michelmore.
Introduced by: General Sir John Hackett.
CSA Word, 6a Archway Mews, London SW15 2PE, UK.
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