Gutteridge, Bernard

Gutteridge, Bernard
   Born in Southampton, he was educated at Cranleigh, Surrey. He wrote poems about the Spanish Civil War and about his experiences during World War II. He served in Madagascar, India and Burma in the 36th Division of the British Army. He and Alun Lewis (see entry) served together with Combined Operations until Lewis died. Gutteridge worked in advertising both before and after WWII, and his 1954 novel The Agency Game is set in the advertising world. Almost all the poems in The Traveler's Eye (1947) describe his experiences during military service in the Far East. Some of his other publications: Spanish Earth, 1939. Dog Bites Grass, 1949. A Loathing of Cats, 1952. Old Damson-Face: Poems 1934 to 1974, 1975. Some of his poems: "Burma Hills," "In September 1939," "Man into a Churchyard," "Namkwin Pul," "Patrol; Buonamary," "Rim of Red," "Shillong," "Sniper," "The Enemy Dead."
   Sources: Poetry of the World Wars. Michael Foss, ed. Peter Bedrick Books, 1990. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The War Poets: An Anthology of the War Poetry of the 20th Century. Oscar Williams, ed. John Day, 1945. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (

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