Siegfried Sassoon (1886 - 1967)
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE, MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet, writer and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a vainglorious war. He later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston Trilogy".
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