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The War Poems

Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon’s The War Poems are re-published for the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571240098
Date Published
07.06.2012
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Summary

Siegfried Sassoon is one of the First World War poets whose poetry has defined a generation. He published most of his war poetry in The Old Huntsman (1917) and Counter-Attack (1918). Chronologically ordered, the poems in this collection act as a timeline for the war, bringing to life the extraordinary experiences of soldiers in that conflict.

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Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. He served in the trenches during the First World War, where he began to write the poems for which he is remembered. Despatched as ‘shell-shocked’ to hospital, he organised public protest against the war. His poetry initially met with little response, but his reputation grew steadily in the…

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