Thank goodness, the English can still laugh. And if you can't sell the war serious, here's a chance to sell the war comic. From pungent parody to sardonic satire range these poems, in Milne's lively, strongly rhythmical style. The war at home, -- refugees, blackouts, gas masks, butter ban; the war abroad, where Milne venomously vies at Hitler and his clique, at Stalin, and all their cohorts. These poems constitute a kind of diary of the first nine months,with prose footnotes explaining the circumstance that gave rise to each poem. Milne has a well-defined market.