South Of The Sunset: More Poems of World War II including Voyage to Anguar
Author: Mr Earl Victor Shaffer
Number Of Pages: 130
Publisher: Earl Shaffer Foundation Incorporated
Details: More Poems of World War II Including "Voyage To Anguar" As an observant Signal Corps specialist, Earl Shaffer recorded in rhyme and rhythm the somber, and sometimes amusing, people and events in the Pacific Theater of World War II, a region he affectionately labeled South of the Sunset. In his poetry, he leads the reader from island to island, culture to culture, and on the "Voyage to Anguar," which was part of the Philippine Liberation. South of the Sunset is a sequel to his first book of World War II poetry, Before I Walked With Spring, which documented in ballad form his entire Army service in "The Doughboy Odyssey." After his return from the war years, Earl Shaffer decided to keep his promise to Walter Winemiller and attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Mountains, which was then thought to be impossible. Much is known about that epic journey because of his seminal prose work, Walking With Spring, first published in 1981. Now the hidden years of service in the South Pacific come to light through these published works of his poetry.