Keith Douglas

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Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 9, 1944 (24)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 9, 1944 (24)

About

English poet remembered for "Desert Flowers" and other war-themed poems. He is also known for Alamein to Zem Zem, a posthumously-published war memoir.

Before Fame

His youth was marked by financial difficulties and by the divorce of his parents, and he was estranged from his father from a young age.

Trivia

He was killed in action during the World War II Invasion of Normandy.

Family Life

While studying at Merton College, Oxford, he fell in love with a Chinese exchange student who never returned his affections.

Associated With

Malka Lee was another poet who wrote about wartime experiences.

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