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Siegfried Sassoon
(1886-1967)

Siegfried SassoonBorn in Weirleigh, Kent, England, Siegfried Sassoon was educated at Marlborough Grammar School, and later attended Clare College at Cambridge. Sassoon enlisted with the Sussex Yeomanry in 1914, and was commissioned in the Royal Welch Fusiliers the following year. His earlier poetry sardonically expressed anti-war themes. After the war, he produced a series of semi-autobiographical novels that pursued this theme. Siegfried's Journey, 1916-20, published in 1945, completes this series of works. A collection of his poetry from 1908 to 1956 included many poems with religious themes. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for serving with distinction.


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