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Siegfried Sassoon, Base Details

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Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was a British war poet and soldier. He was one of the major poets of World War One, and was a close friend and influence on fellow poet Wilfred Owen. He was one of the pioneers of realism in war poetry, and also wrote bitingly about senior officers who sent others to their deaths but did not fight themselves.

Sassoon was born in Kent. His father came from a wealthy merchant family from Baghdad, but was disinheri...

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