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war_poets: 27 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon is awarded the Military Cross "For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He remained for 1½ hours under rifle and bomb fire collecting and bringing in our wounded."


AndrewLRoberts1: I would love it if reading my book Duramen Rose would rekindle interest in the works of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and Robert Graves - three of my literary touchstones.

HyvaAarinko: "I believe that this War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it" - Siegfried Sassoon

HabbyMomma: In the grey summer garden I shall find you With day-break and the morning hills behind you. There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings; And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings. –Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)


war_poets: 25 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon goes to Amiens hospital with a temperature of 105 – he has contracted trench fever

Greg4Plath: Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted; And beauty came like the setting sun: My heart was shaken with tears; and horror Drifted away ... O, but Everyone Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done. ~ Siegfried Sassoon

platospupil: In the grey summer garden I shall find you With day-break and the morning hills behind you. There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings; And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings. –Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

GoldieElaine2: Good Morning, Welcome To My World In the grey summer garden I shall find you With day-break and the morning hills behind you. There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings; And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings. –Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

kevblue777: In the grey summer garden I shall find you With day-break and the morning hills behind you. There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings; And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings. –Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)

war_poets: 23 July 1917 Siegfried Sassoon arrives at Craighlockhart Hospital in Edinburgh.

war_poets: 23 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon is sent to hospital in Amiens with possible dysentry and trench fever.

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PeterHart1915: Here he is - the man himself: Siegfried Sassoon.

FolaAdedeji1: Base Details - Siegfried Sassoon

mariebardi: A “Siegfried Sassoon” biopic (??)

mariebardi: Boyfriend just stormed into our office - "Why is everything I like getting popular now??? Sparks, Siegfried Sassoon, Clifford....???"

JAMNPP: This big gay movie I have been blathering about endlessly is almost here! See all my coverage here:

burnutica: a siegfried sassoon biopic premiering at TIFF?

demerson19: 4 of 5 stars to The War Poems by Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 20 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘I’d found comfort for a while in being something like my old solitary self.’

introchild: the death bed, siegfried sassoon

hoIIyIou: EM Forster, Siegfried Sassoon, Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin…

GoffJames56: Spotlight Poetry – Secret Music – A poem by Siegfried Sassoon

CMRanapia: I know Terence Davies isn't exactly a film-a-year chap, but glad the "Siegfried Sassoon film" I heard him mention as his next film at a Q&A almost exactly five years ago is finally here!

war_poets: 19 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon describes life in camp ‘officers puff pipes & talk second-rate rubbish & tired war-shop out of the daily mail.’

killingmrhoney: thinking about her (peter capaldi siegfried sassoon biopic god i hope its good)

war_poets: 18 July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon arrives at the American Red Cross Hospital in London.

hasanbakhshi: I came across this poem by Siegfried Sassoon which I have not read in 35 years. Still stops me in my tracks.

vampiretraums: he fell profoundly in love with Siegfried Sassoon after meeting him at Craiglockhart Hospital and I think he knew, deep down, that he would die before his hero and mentor

war_poets: 8 July 1918 Thomas Hardy writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘thank you for this last little volume of your poems, “Counter Attack”, of which I have read some, but not all. One cannot read poetry straight off—at least I cannot—so I look into them now & then'

FelwaAlhudaithy: “Can I call you home?” Siegfried Sassoon, The Selected Poems (1976); November Dusk

war_poets: 15 July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘ I am amputated from the Battalion. When I was hit it seemed an unspeakable thing to leave my men in the lurch, to go away into safety.’

war_poets: 15 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Only 8 left of the Montague lot who came hither on Jan. 30th.’

SomewhereinGer8: It's late, and I can't be doing with any pithy message or sad attempt at a barbed witticism, so I'll leave you with First World war soldier poet Siegfried Sassoon's take (in my opinion) on clerics, religion and God. Sleep soft all.

war_poets: 14 July 1918 Vivian da Sola Pinto, now that Siegfried Sassoon has been wounded, is in charge of the Company. ‘The next few days were the most exhausting and unpleasant that I spent in the line’

war_poets: 13 July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon is shot in the head by a fellow British soldier who mistook him for a German. It is a dramatic, but non-threatening flesh wound and Sassoon is able to stand and walk back to the trench without assistance.

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OldBill504: To-morrow we must go To take some cursèd Wood . ”At Carnoy” Siegfried Sassoon The Wood was Mametz, the image of the captured German artillery piece in Mametz shows the limited visibility conditions in which the fight took place in Wood clearance was always a costly business.

war_poets: 13 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon is still in reserve ‘This life begets a condition of mental stagnation unless one keeps trying to get outside it all.’

michaelscaines: Siegfried [Sassoon] dined and we had a very wonderful talk.. He says Religion is the mainspring of his life and that he thinks a Poet is a Prophet. (This with his short apologetic laugh.) – Edith Oliver, July 13 1932

war_poets: 13 July 1916 Robert Graves writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘The officers here, with very very few exceptions, are first-class four letter men and nobody loves me–they won’t give me a company though third senior in the battalion'

war_poets: 12 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon with 7 other officers is in reserve at Transport lines close to Méaulte.

war_poets: 12 July 1917 Siegfried Sassoon receives another telegram from his Commanding Officer ‘report immediately.’

war_poets: 12 July 1917 Ivor Gurney writes to Marion Scott ‘I see Siegfried Sassoon has published now. Do try to see it, and if you can do so, spot a poem on the subject of a man unconscious from the time of his being wounded till he was in train to Blighty […] it’s very good’.

vbenature: From the wonderful Idyll by Siegfried Sassoon.

war_poets: 11 July 1917 In the aftermath of his declaration against the war, Siegfried Sassoon receives a telegram from his Commanding Officer ‘Wire urgent how situated.’

war_poets: 11 July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon returns from a recce of the front line. Vivian da Sola Pinto writes ‘We are sitting in the usual dilapidated room in the usual ruined farmhouse. He is giving me an account of his visit to the East Lancashire battalion'

ShewinFan: "...One of the most distinguished volumes of verse to come out of World War II. With the large pictorial bookplate of Vivian de Sola Pinto, Siegfried Sassoon's second in command with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in the Great War."

war_poets: 10 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon’s battalion leaves Heilly for Citadel Camp.

war_poets: 10 July 1917 Eddie Marsh writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘Thank you very much for telling me what you’ve done. Of course I’m sorry about it, as you expect. As a non-combatant, I should have no sort of right to blame you, even if I wanted to'

war_poets: 9 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon takes a horse ride to Corbie to visit Norman Loder ‘he lives in a very fine billet.’

war_poets: 8 July 1917 Charles Scott Moncrieff writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘I enjoyed your book much more than I have said, but I do confidently think that you are too ‘good at’ poetry to waste your talents on such London Mail storyette effects as you have secured in ‘The Hero.’

BL_Learning: In July 1917, Siegfried Sassoon issued this famous statement 'in wilful defiance' of those he saw as prolonging the First World War.

samarqqand: the only poet who has Rhymed Poem Rights is Siegfried Sassoon afaic

unspinthespina1: 58/ The PPU assembled several noted public figures as sponsors, including Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Storm Jameson, Rose Macaulay, Donald Soper, Siegfried Sassoon" etc

keirangoddard1: They don’t actually look alike but Harry Kane and Siegfried Sassoon actually look identical. Hard to explain why.

war_poets: 8 July 1917 Robert Ross writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘I am quite appalled at what you have done! I can only hope that the C.O. at Litherland will absolutely ignore your letter. I am terrified lest you should be put under arrest.’

war_poets: 7 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon lunches in Amiens with four fellow officers.

PixiedustJtT: Viktor Seifert, 14, and his sister Klara Seifert, 12, play the Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon violins surrounded by poppies in a field near Edinburgh to celebrate one hundred years of the poppy as an international symbol of remembrance Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Panslight: Siegfried Sassoon - Poem: 'On passing the new Menin Gate'.

war_poets: 3 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon leaves the Fricourt trenches ‘Everyone very cheery – no officer casualties yet’

war_poets: 3 July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes to Osbert Sitwell ‘Have you met Wilfred Owen, my little friend, whose verses were in the Nation recently? He is so nice, and shy, and fervent about poetry, which he is quite good at, and will do very well some day.’

JimFraserz: O German mother dreaming by the fire, While you are knitting socks to send your son His face is trodden deeper in the mud. Glory of Women by Siegfried Sassoon.

war_poets: 2 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘The Germans are shelling our new front line. Fricourt is full of British soldiers seeking souvenirs. The place was a ruin before; now it is a dust-heap.’

reillser: Big Siegfried Sassoon [poem] energy off DHR

war_poets: 1 July 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes of the first day of the Battle of the Somme ‘I am looking at a sunlit picture of Hell.’

LostGlasgow: The General - by Siegfried Sassoon “He's a cheery old card,” grunted Harry to Jack As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack. But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

war_poets: 30 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon is notified that he has been awarded the Military Cross.

PeterHart1915: Just for you! Over the top, 1 July 1916, 1/7 Special Ray Ellis SNH in Palestine, 5/7 2nd RNR Fighting Germans, 1940, 8/7 Somme Night Attack 15/7 CHATTER-NATTER with Andy Tonge, 19/7 Siegfried Sassoon, 22/7 RAMC on the Somme, 1916 29/7 Anzac August Offensive, 1915 5/8 All free!

elaerose: so apparently wilfred owen wrote this to siegfried sassoon exactly 100 years ago today and basically i'm crying

war_poets: 29 June 1917 Siegfried Sassoon includes an article from a newspaper in his diary. 'Our soldiers knew that, if the nation was prepared to back them, they could go on inflicting defeats until decisive victory was gained. They never wavered, never doubted.’

war_poets: 28 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon leaves Morlancourt for the trenches ‘Wet feet–short of sleep–trench-mouth—very beastly it all is—on the surface.’

war_poets: 27 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Rode up to the line after lunch. Things looked much the same as usual, except for the noise of our guns and the quantity of stuff about the lines.’

war_poets: 27 June 1917 Siegfried Sassoon is due to report to the Royal Welsh depot at Litherland. Instead he remains at home in Kent ‘his rebellion against the war advancing through inaction.’

war_poets: 27 June 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes to Eddie Marsh about his new accommodation ‘Think of a frowsty bed in a dingy, fly-buzzing room with a brick floor; and a midden-smelling yard full of whistling soldiers outside the window.’

war_poets: 26 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon leaves Bussy-les-Daours for Morlancourt

BandNviolins: Ruth Leon Recommends… Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in WWI

war_poets: 25 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon completes ‘Before the Battle’

deadbitbabe: Also, how come I sat through an interminable amount of British WW1 poetry lessons and not one was I told that Siegfried Sassoon was into men?

SSassoonFlwship: Stephen MacDonald's play about the friendship between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, from 1917 at Craiglockhart to their final meeting in August 1918, shortly before Owen's return to active duty. Streams online Friday 25 June at 8pm.

litcharts: New guide! Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 21 June 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘I am revolting against the war being continued indefinitely; I believe that Carson, Milner, Lloyd George & Northcliffe intend the war to continue at least two more years.’

war_poets: 20 June 1918 Siegfried Sassoon leaves Habarcq for St Hilaire.

jimballengee1: 4 of 5 stars to Siegfried Sassoon by John Stuart Roberts

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war_poets: 19 June 1916 Siegfried Sassoon returns from leave

otdderamin: Here's the title page. The engraving is taken from the most famous picture of Wilfred Owen. He sent it to Siegfried Sassoon 5 November 1917 with a very gay letter. Letter is in the link next to the photograph.

war_poets: 19 June 1917 Siegfried Sassoon contemplates a perceived conspiracy of silence about the horrors of the war ‘The soldiers who return home seem to be stunned by the things they have endured. They are willingly entrapped by the silent conspiracy against them.’

Taylorm37078999: Mmn what would Siegfried Sassoon say

Blackeyedtheatr: There are many reasons to be excited about NOT ABOUT HEROES & here's one of them. Playing Siegfried Sassoon is James Howard, currently Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (West End). Other credits include work with the RSC and Donmar Warehouse.

war_poets: 18 June 1918 Siegfried Sassoon notes in his diary that ‘I stood with the dead’ was written on this date in Habarcq. Following this entry there is a note that Sassoon lost the notebook from June 18th to Aug 19th while walking on the Cheviot Hills.

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MaureenBeattie2: This glorious play was written by my dear friend and mentor, Stephen MacDonald. Catch it if you can. An imagined friendship between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart Hospital during WW1. Devastating and inspiring in equal measure.

fran_jovy0076ph: Everyone suddenly burst out singing; And I was filled with such delight As prisoned birds must find in freedom, Winging wildly across the white Orchards and dark-green fields; on - on - and out of sight.- excerpt from the poem Everyone Sang BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON

CaptionsMatthew: The hospital he went to in Edinburgh was Craiglockhart. Pat Barker's novel, 'Regeneration', gives a fictionalised account of his time there and his meeting with Siegfried Sassoon.

LucyLondon7: Interesting post on the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Society weblog

war_poets: 15 June 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘One cannot be a good soldier & a good poet at the same time. Soldiering depends on a multitude of small details; one must not miss any of the details. Poetry depends on wayward moods & sudden emotions.’

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