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Overlord: The Triumph of Light, 1944-45, Books 1-2


The Triumph of Light 1944-45
Published in four volumes by Element in 1995-7

Volume 1, Books 1-2
ISBN 1852306491
Price: £12.99/$19.95 (Can $26.99)

From D-Day to the bomb plot to kill Hitler and its aftermath.


The Front Flap Says

Written in blank verse with a panoramic visionary sweep that embraces higher and lower worlds within his Universalist scheme, Overlord is a contemporary epic poem in the tradition of Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Continuing the mystical vision of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the concern for civilisation of Pound’s Cantos, the poem focuses on the last year of the Second World War viewed from the higher world by its conflicting leaders, the Universalist Cosmic Christ and Cosmic Stan.

Hagger’s cosmos is one of two conflicting forces, an expanding Fire which is behind the creation and expansion of the universe, and a contradicting force of Darkness, destruction and gravity, of Dark Matter and black holes. These opposites, which recall yang and yin, are held in balance by a transcendent and immanent God, a universal energy of Fire or Light, and it is under these divine powers that General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, Hagger’s Aeneas-like hero and homme moyen sensuel, defeats Hitler and dreams of a new world order of universal peace and world government.

This epic poem will comprise 12 books. In this volume, books 1 and 2 take the story from D-Day to the July 20th plot against Hitler’s life and reveal the essential laws of the universe.


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New approach

Nicholas Hagger’s books reveal truths that have been hidden. His poems convey his quest for Reality and the vision of unity, and reflect the follies and vices of the Age. In his first poetic epic he brings a new approach to the last year of the Second World War.



Nicholas Hagger