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war_poets: 30 March 1918 Siegfried Sassoon includes a copy of ‘In Palestine’ at the very back of his notebook

themassolit: 1. ‘The Poetry of the First World War’ by Dr Peter Howarth (Queen Mary University London):

TomasJMurray: (from Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘Dreamers’) “Dreaming of things they did with balls and bats, And mocked by hopeless longing to regain Bank-holidays, and picture shows, and spats, And going to the office in the train.”

caravaggio12: Poetry coming to the fore as a relief for our current situation,like the War poets Wilfred Owen,Guillaume Apollinaire,Rupert Brook,Siegfried Sassoon are a welcome relief to our current struggles. Michael Rosen sulutes the NHS at 60 with a poem

punchedmonet_: Did anyone else spend their whole junior cert english life on World War One. Anyway Siegfried sassoon is a hilarious name and I was right to laugh

war_poets: 31 March 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Tonight I’m going to try & spot one of their working parties & chuck some bombs at them.’

war_poets: 30 March 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘7 o’clock on a frosty white morning – with a lark shaking his little wings above the trenches, & an airplane droning high up in the soft early sunlight.’

war_poets: 30 March 1916 Siegfried Sassoon includes the poem ‘Died of Wounds’ later called ‘On a Working Party’ in his diary.

war_poets: 30 March 1917 Siegfried Sassoon, in Amiens, notes what he has done on this day each year since the war broke out. ‘tonight I’ve been guzzling at the Godbert Restaurant […] & we drank Veuve Cliquot.’

Mark_A_Bowles: The General by Siegfried Sassoon | Poetry Foundation

DrennanPolitics: The General Siegfried by Sassoon “Good-morning, good-morning!” the General said When we met him last week on our way to the line. … “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.

snigskitchen: Excellent letter to the Financial Times, critiquing the government approach to the Coronavirus crisis, invoking Siegfried Sassoon's First World War poem "The General".

afclhoratio: “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. The General By Siegfried Sassoon

WeCareAboutMH: Boris Johnson's leadership compared to ineptitude of Generals in WW1. "And your reference to Mr Johnson’s ‘sunny rhetoric’ reminds me of the ‘cheery old card’ in Siegfried Sassoon’s poem The General who, we learn in the last line, did for his infantry by the plan of his attack."

readthinkwalk: The General BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON “Good-morning, good-morning!” the General said When we met him last week on our way to the line. Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of 'em dead, And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine.

Istimrar: And quoting Siegfried Sassoon’s The General, too. Despite its brevity, one of the most apposite and incisive war poems written. Sadly, all too apt in our current context.

roderickdunne: The General - Siegfried Sassoon

kennethcdavis: Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 28 March 1918 After describing a peaceful day exploring the countryside around the camp Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘But as I finish this someone comes into the tent with more ghastly news of the French battle.’

Sulli864: 4/5 Rereading: ‘The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston’ by Siegfried Sassoon. (But it may be a bit too soon...)

war_poets: 27 March 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘I shivered & turned chilly, & thought of safety & home & years that might be. And Tommie’s dead.’

war_poets: 27 March 1917 Siegfried Sassoon notes that he has seen the Spectator for March 17th in which Heinemann advertises his book as ‘ready shortly.’ He writes ‘Being about ten days behind the civilised world of London, I suppose I’m published by now!’

Mceeves: also supplied the basis for what became the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Theo was a friend of the queer war poet Siegfried Sassoon and helped him publish his poetry collection Picture Show, printed privately at the Press in 1919 (Sassoon asked him to make it /19

war_poets: 26 March 1917 Siegfried Sassoon spends the night in Amiens

war_poets: 26 March 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes of some of his fellow officers ‘Cairo; cocktails; war-shop; etc. Suffocating boredom of the forced intimacy of living with them.’

war_poets: 25 March 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘After five weeks in France (and two with Second R.W.F.) I have not yet been within five miles of a German gun. Instead of getting nearer, the war has actually receded’

ParkHSLib: "... O but every one / Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done." - from "Everyone Sang" by Siegfried Sassoon Read the poem online:

nedicektim: Did you know that Siegfried Sassoon’s World War I psychiatrist, William Rivers, carried out the earliest psychological experiments to test the precise relationship between the colors people could name and the colors they actually saw?

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war_poets: 25 March 1915 Siegfried Sassoon takes the opportunity to travel the 3 or 4 miles to Heilly on the Ancre ‘where we camped for 4 days in July last year’

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