Comments about Siegfried Sassoon
war_poets: 15 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon listens to Colonel Campbell deliver ‘his famous lecture on “the spirit of the bayonet” […] the spirit of Militarism incarnate.’
LuthRob: “ Good Morning, Good Morning!” “ He’s a cheery old card, said Harry to Jack!” But he did for them both, with his plan of attack! Siegfried Sassoon, “ The General. Another Donkey.
Elaloren5: And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May, And touched the nodding peony flowers to bid them waken.
war_poets: 14 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Beside that road, or where it runs, along the ridge, the battle of Crecy was fought 572 years ago.’
war_poets: 13 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon is in Domvast, 13 km from Abbeville. ‘I feel rather ghost-like coming back to the familiar country & happenings.’
Jack_Thacker: A powerful sculpture with an important message, accompanied by Siegfried Sassoon's still haunting 'A Soldier's Declaration'. You can watch the full video here:
ChikuChill: In me the tiger sniffs the rose.
- Siegfried Sassoon
war_poets: 10 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon is on the train from Marseilles to Noyelles-sur-Mer
whyareyouherej: siegfried sassoon, the death-bed
war_poets: 9 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘I must never forget Rivers. He is the only man who can save me if I break down again. If I am able to keep going it will be through him.’
war_poets: 9 May 1917 Siegfried Sassoon lunches with Arnold Bennett and comments ‘Bennett’s mannerisms very marked. A trick of pausing in the middle of a remark & finishing it quickly.’
war_poets: 8 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes '‘it doesn’t cheer me to read that “we advanced on Morlancourt – a position of great tactical importance” – Two years ago we were living there, when not in the line, which was 5 miles in front of it.’
war_poets: 7 May 1918 Siegfried Sassoon’s battalion arrives at Marseilles. He notes that he is reading Arnold Bennett’s These Twain and a Charles II romance by Father Benson which he finds ‘quite pleasant stuff.’
casqno: okay maybe english isnt thay bad because we're learning about a bi poet and they didnt cover up the fact she is lgbtq like they did with wilfred owen and siegfried sassoon okay maybe english is bad nevermind
ArchiveWilson: More rare ephemera from the Jeremy Wilson Archive!
Leaflet with press opinions on "The Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man" by Siegfried Sassoon, 1928.
Gaga_Slut: Wilfred Owen to Siegfried Sassoon-- 1917:
And you have fixed my life- however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet: but you have fixed me. I spun round you a satellite for a month, but shall swing out soon, a dark star in the orbit where you will blaze.
war_poets: 4 May 1918 On board ship travelling from Alexandria, Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Lights and drinking card-players and wireless operators and navigators within; chart-rooms, and kitchens and engine-rooms; all that is life, struggling to keep above water'
julesmo: And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May, And touched the nodding peony flowers to bid them waken. - Siegfried Sassoon
Apartment13Boo1: Sassoon, Siegfried | Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
jimballengee1: 4 of 5 stars to The Weald of Youth by Siegfried Sassoon
wildathearthq: 'And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May, And touched the nodding peony flowers to bid them waken.' ~ Siegfried Sassoon
war_poets: 2 May 1917 Siegfried Sassoon lunches at the Reform Club with Arnold Bennett ‘very affable.’
DantonsHead: In village really going for a deep ‘Merry England’ vibe
✅ Where last Abbot of Glastonbury hid relics from Cromwell
✅ Ancestral ‘seat’ of Asquith family
✅ Shelter in memory of member of Horner family aka ‘little Jack Horner”
✅ Lutyens WW1 memorial
✅ Siegfried Sassoon’s grave
mollyarbuthnott: My favourite books this week!
Siegfried Sassoon Poetry
Gerald Manly Hopkins poetry
Jambo means hello by Tom Feelings
Wilding by Isabella Tree
Five feet apart by Rachel Lippincott
Do get in touch if you’d like to share your favourite books or have some suggestions!
jeanchaindyke: knowing wilfred owen and siegfried sassoon were in a relationship yet we were only taught owen's poems in gcse english bc sassoon was more openly gay is so....
jddneary: And I'm most certainly not on the front lines. The people on the front lines are paramedics and ED and ICU.
Doug, however, is a general straight out of Siegfried Sassoon.
war_poets: 1 May 1916 Siegfried Sassoon includes the poem ‘The Journey’ in his diary.
war_poets: 1 May 1917 Siegfried Sassoon notes that it is his first time out of hospital as he lunches at the Reform Club.
war_poets: 1 May 1918 Aboard the S.S. Malwa Siegfried Sassoon writes a lengthy diary entry describing the differences in travelling conditions between the officers and the men, who are ‘hereded on the lower decks in stifling, dim-lit mess-rooms, piled & hung with a litter of equipment.’
TCMargate: ‘I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that this war, on which I entered as a war of defence and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest.’ - Siegfried Sassoon's words reiterated on a plaque at the sculpture's base
war_poets: 29 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon includes the poem ‘Wind in the Beech-wood’ in his diary.
war_poets: 28 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon includes a draft of ‘Children’ in his diary.
war_poets: 28 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon paints a devastating portrait of his fellow officers, concluding, however ‘The usual splendid qualities will appear when we get fighting; that is always a certainty, anyhow.’
strawbeecowow: siegfried sassoon is stealing my socks
HistoryisGayPod: Siegfried Sassoon was a WWI soldier & poet known for anti-jingoist, anti-war poetry who had multiple relationships with men. Check out his poem, “Repression of War Experience”:
war_poets: 27 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘The Rest-Cure’ and ‘Hospital Routine’ in his diary: both are crossed through - the latter with the comment ‘No good.’
war_poets: 27 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon muses on the fate of the soldiers who ‘have gone through over 2 years of campaigning which would have satisfied most of our professional soldiers before 1914’ but who ‘are doomed to suffer far worse things than any they’ve yet known.’
reescb: Man and Dog
Who's this alone with stone and sky?
It's only my old dog and I,
It's only him; it's only me
Alone with stone and grass and tree.
war_poets: 27 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Another glorious day. Starlight on the mill-water & the unrhythmed music of the weir.
war_poets: 26 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Whatever my private feelings may have been after the Major’s lecture, the next morning saw me practising bayonet-fighting. It was all in the day’s work; short points, long points, parries, jabs'
war_poets: 26 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon notes in his diary ‘My 6th day in this hospital’.
war_poets: 26 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘We leave here on Sunday for Alex. & Marseilles & the rest of it.’
nickcorey167: “Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.”
war_poets: 25 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon attends a talk about the Bayonet ‘For close on an hour he talked, & all who listened caught fire from his enthusiasm.’
war_poets: 25 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes the poem ‘Reprieved’ in his diary. It is subsequently crossed through by a single line and the comment ‘no good’
otdderamin: Okay, let's start the tale of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon properly in it's own space.
This article has a bunch of Owen's letters in it, which I hadn't read before and hot damn is that some heavy queer coding.
otdderamin: You know, Caleb and Essek have a lot of the same energy as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. If one of them dies, the other will make their work immortal.
HayimMasha: (I was googling Siegfried Sassoon’s lovers, as one does, and now I am having Thoughts)
jimballengee1: 4 of 5 stars to The Man Who Shot Siegfried Sassoon by John Hollands
war_poets: 24 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes the poem ‘Wounded’ in his diary.
war_poets: 24 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Waking up was heavenly: my clean little room with its shuttered windows looks on to the angled street that climbs past the Mairie.’
simmsahp: Siegfried Sassoon: ‘The Hero’
war_poets: 23 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘There are no serious cases in this ward; only flesh-wounds and sick. No tragedies of gapped bodies and heavily bandaged faces; no groans at night, and nurses catching their breath while the surgeon deals with some ghastly gaping hole'
war_poets: 23 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Out of trenches yesterday, the last 2 days have been wet & horrid.’
war_poets: 23 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘if I am not mad, I shall one day be great. And if I am killed this year I shall be free. […] I will not go mad.’
laefk: The poetry is Siegfried Sassoon's "The General". There are a couple Mark Twain quotes, plus a few excerpts from "The War Prayer".
exmouthpride: Wilfred Owen was a soldier and one of the leading poets from WW1 where he described the horror of the trenches. He was awarded the second highest medal of honour, the Military Cross, for his courage at Joncourt. Owen hero worshipped fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon.
TheAlbertFlash: Siegfried Sassoon - famed for his anti-govt, anti-war poetry - got pulled back from the line to be a staff officer in headquarters. He used to return each night with his rifle, crawl into no-man’s land and snipe enemy sentries, just because he could.
war_poets: 22 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Stand-To: Good Friday Morning’
I’d been on duty from two till four.
I went and stared at the dug-out door.
Read the rest of the poem here
war_poets: 22 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon begins drafting ‘The Rearguard’
Groping along the tunnel in the gloom
He winked his tiny torch with whitening glare,
And bumped his helmet, sniffing the hateful air.
war_poets: 22 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon includes ‘Flamingoes’ (Imitation of T. Hardy) in his notebook.
war_poets: 22 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon leaves the front for a month at the Army School.
TheRealSPA: NAME: Stephen James Napier Tennant
DATE OF BIRTH: 21 April 1906
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH: 28 February 1987 (aged 80)
PLACE OF DEATH: Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
PARTNER: Siegfried Sassoon
war_poets: 21 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘then sploshed through the dismal water & down to the dug-out den to call the others for stand-to’. A later note on the page reads ‘[vide ‘Stand-to: Good Friday Morning. Versified from this at the time.]
war_poets: 21 April 1917 In Oxford, Robert Graves writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘At last I am comfortably settled down here, and by Heaven, it’s a good game now that I’m cured of the desire to go back to France (I know I’m more use here and would only crock up if I tried a fourth time) '
1dgrn: (Siegfried Sassoon)
1dgrn: Better this time:
"Eyes, ears are old.
But not the sense of spring."
Siegfried Sassoon "Another Spring" 
war_poets: 20 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon leaves the hospital in Camiers and arrives in London at 8 p.m. where he is sent to the 4th London Hospital in Denmark Hill.
davidrieff: Book recommendation of the day:
The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg, edited by Siegfried Sassoon
(Oxford University Press, 1979)
war_poets: 19 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘On 20 April 1916 I left the trenches in front of Mametz and went for those four divine, sunlit weeks at the Fourth Army School, half-way between Amiens and Abbeville. This year I am being set free from even more hellish places'
one_to_read: I'm very proud to have recently recorded 'Moments of Vision' by my composition teacher, Robin Holloway. It involves my 'read-aloud' skills as I am the narrator for a 'song-cycle' with piano trio! Texts including Siegfried Sassoon and Virginia Woolf. CD etc. available now!
jimballengee1: 4 of 5 stars to The Old Century; And, Seven More Years by Siegfried Sassoon
chinafilmplus: "The Romance of Tiger and Rose", starring Lusi Zhao and Yuxi Ding, the name of which reminds me of the verse written by Siegfried Sassoon, "In me the tiger sniffs the rose."
war_poets: 18 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon arrives at the No. 20 General Hospital in Camiers
war_poets: 17 April 1917 On a Red Cross train of ‘serpentine length -500 men & 320 officers’ Siegfried Sassoon writes in his diary ‘I know it would be best for me not to go back to England.’
blahaj_haver: it is 8pm on a saturday night. i am in bed crying real tears over wilfred owen and siegfried sassoon.
silverflintpoem: quote: letter from Wilfred Owen to Siegfried Sassoon, Mahim, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury. 5 November 1917
war_poets: 16 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon is shot through the shoulder by a sniper at 7.30 a.m; he leaves the trench about 9.45
war_poets: 15 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon includes the poem ‘Home’ in his diary.
war_poets: 15 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon notes that they have completed the relief of the 13th Northumberland Fusiliers on the Hindenburg Line ‘saw hellish sights of dead bodies everywhere.’
war_poets: 14 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon is en route to the Hindenburg Line to relieve the 13th Northumberland Fusiliers. ‘our Northumberland Fusilier guides lost themselves and we didn’t arrive and complete the relief until 4 a.m'
WritingWOMEN: “Everyone Sang” by Siegfried Sassoon
rachsturges: So grateful for postwar poetry:
"Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
& 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
iiillllllaaa: Teaching us abt paul verlaine, arthur rimbaud, Wilde, wilfred, Siegfried sassoon & many other gay literary writers/artists/entertainers yet being homophobic damn. Only in M'sia la
war_poets: 13 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Looking across the parapet at the tangle of wire and the confusion of mine-craters and old fortifications, the prospect is not cheerful. Nothing grows; everything is there for destruction.'
war_poets: 12 April 1918 Siegfried Sassoon is back in Kantara ‘When I left here on March 10th I thought I’d seen the last of it for a long time’ and goes on to say ‘It is positive agony to leave these Palestine hills in all their beauty & glory.’
adityaposman: "In me the tiger sniffs the rose."
war_poets: 12 April 1916 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Did a moonlight patrol with Leigh 12.45 to 1.45 last night. Got right up to the German wire, but everything was very quiet and nothing to be seen. To-day it is raining and very unpleasant.’
war_poets: 12 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon moves 6 kilometers to St Martin sur Cojeul – a demolished village.
Orgetorix: Check out this book: "Siegfried Sassoon: A Biography" by Max Egremont
war_poets: 11 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon moves from Basseux to near Mercatel to relieve the 17th Manchesters
Chris_Ince: I have Siegfried Sassoon who is in London working for the Daily Herald and pursuing a number of male love affairs.
Or Ed Wynn who is in a play in which he develops his characeristic voice (which I cannot stand, but over the past few days have been trying to capture).
MissSwarbrick: The first letter that will be explored is Siegfried Sassoon’s A Soldier’s Declaration... we are going to look at how rhetoric is used. My aim is also to create some background knowledge on war to support P&C poetry in the future!
RobertSecundus: the problem w/ the Brain Meds that allow me to grade at all: when i encounter something like "Siegfried Sassoon knew that his fellow soldiers died for a reason, and that military commanders would never let someone die for nothing," i can't think about anything else for days
war_poets: 10 April 1918 Having reached the railhead at Ludd, Siegfried Sassoon records a conversation at lunch where ‘Lord K’s friend … turned a machine-gun on to Turkish prisoners in a camp he was in charge of & killed 280 […] it seemed an atrocious affair.’
ThisDayInWWI: Apr 10 1918 War poet Siegfried Sassoon records a conversation "Lord K’s friend … turned a machine-gun on to Turkish prisoners in a camp he was in charge of & killed 280 … it seemed an atrocious affair."
TheWFA: Introducing the new edition of ‘And We Go On’ first published in 1930 and again in 2014. The editor of this edition, Prof: David Williams, draws comparisons with Eric Maria Remarque, Siegfried Sassoon, Ernst Junger and others. Is this a stretch too far?
war_poets: 9 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon is still at Basseux and notes in his diary that the attack began at 5.30 a.m.
war_poets: 8 April 1917 Siegfried Sassoon is at Basseux, around 11 kilometres south-west of Arras ‘in a dismantled chateau which must have been quite nice before the war.’
war_poets: 8 April 1918 After marching for two days, covering 9 or 10 miles each day, Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Passed Gen. Allenby on the way.