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Author of the book, "Kings," which reworked Homer's Iliad Books 1 and 2.
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[on being imprisoned at the Acre Central Prison] It wasn't so different from being at boarding school. In other words, it was bloody awful. It was during that time, though, that I got properly interested in poetry. So it was quite useful in the end.
During World War II, he was stationed in then Palestine (now Israel) where he helped himself to six blank Army pay books-official documents used to record a soldier's pay and establish identity. He boasted idly about selling them. He was Court-Martialed and served a year and a half in Acre Central Prison, a 12th century fortress built by the Crusaders in Galilee.
Greatest War Poet in England