Smorgasbord Poetry – Remembrance – The War Poets – Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE, MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967)

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This time of year, I like to re-post the series The War Poets. Just some of the men and women who served on the front line on all sides of the conflict who fought, died or returned scarred by their experiences.

They are going out at 4.a.m each morning my time, which is the coldest before the dawn, and as they would have woken in the trenches to prepare for another day of horror, bravery and sacrifice.

Siegfried Sassoon

Considered one of the leading poets of the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon led what was considered to be an unconventional life in some respects but there is no uncertainty about his stance on war and the inglorious nature of conflict on and off the battlefied.

Image by George Charles Beresford.

Siegfried Sassoon came from a privileged background and spent the years before the war enjoying a rather idyllic lifestyle as…

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