A-Z: General definitions: Siegfried Sassoon


A renowned First World War poet. Wilfred Owen met Sassoon at Craiglockhart where he had been sent after having his Declaration against the War read out in the House of Commons. Sassoon’s friend and fellow poet Robert Graves had convinced the review board that Sassoon was suffering from shell-shock in order to avoid a Court Marshal.

Image of Siegfried Sasson taken from Wikipedia



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