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12th Mar '13 8:52:18 AM LordGro
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Siegfried Sassoon was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during WorldWarOne. Though remembered primarily as a poet, he also penned works in prose, such as the semi-autobiographical ''Sherston Trilogy'' (composed of ''Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'', ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'' and ''Sherston's Progress'').
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!!Associated tropes

* AFatherToHisMen: served as Second Lieutenant during WWI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader, respected by his troops.
* AlliterativeName
* AuthorAvatar: George Sherston, the hero of the ''Sherston Trilogy''.
* BadassBookworm
* BadassGay: when not writing anti-war poetry, Sassoon was crawling on patrols into No Man's Land. He also once single-handedly captured a German trench in the Hildenburg Line; an account of this episode is given in ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer''.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: specifically, after one of the main characters of ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung''.
* DeadpanSnarker: if his autobiography is anything to judge by.
* DisappearedDad: Sassoon and his siblings were raised by their mother after their parents' separation.
* WarIsHell: famous for his strong anti-war stance, Sassoon detailed the horrors of trench warfare, satirized the complacency of civilians and condemned the patriotic pretensions of those who wielded the power to end the war. This attitude to war was coupled with...
** ...WarIsGlorious: Sassoon never undermined the bravery of the troops. As he states in the ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'', "against the background of the war and its brutal stupidity those men had stood glorified by the thing which sought to destroy them".
* WarriorPoet

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Siegfried Sassoon was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during WorldWarOne. Though remembered primarily as a poet, he also penned works in prose, such as the semi-autobiographical ''Sherston Trilogy'' (composed of ''Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'', ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'' and ''Sherston's Progress'').
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!!Associated tropes

* AFatherToHisMen: served as Second Lieutenant during WWI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader, respected by his troops.
* AlliterativeName
* AuthorAvatar: George Sherston, the hero of the ''Sherston Trilogy''.
* BadassBookworm
* BadassGay: when not writing anti-war poetry, Sassoon was crawling on patrols into No Man's Land. He also once single-handedly captured a German trench in the Hildenburg Line; an account of this episode is given in ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer''.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: specifically, after one of the main characters of ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung''.
* DeadpanSnarker: if his autobiography is anything to judge by.
* DisappearedDad: Sassoon and his siblings were raised by their mother after their parents' separation.
* WarIsHell: famous for his strong anti-war stance, Sassoon detailed the horrors of trench warfare, satirized the complacency of civilians and condemned the patriotic pretensions of those who wielded the power to end the war. This attitude to war was coupled with...
** ...WarIsGlorious: Sassoon never undermined the bravery of the troops. As he states in the ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'', "against the background of the war and its brutal stupidity those men had stood glorified by the thing which sought to destroy them".
* WarriorPoet

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25th Sep '12 3:07:01 PM DynamicDragon
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16th Aug '12 6:50:25 PM bluejayway
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* DisappearedDad: Sassoon and his siblings were raised by their mother after their parents' separation.
23rd Jun '12 3:50:18 PM FELH2
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: specifically, after one of the main characters of ''TheRingOfTheNibelung''.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: specifically, after one of the main characters of ''TheRingOfTheNibelung''.''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung''.
3rd Jun '12 10:29:52 PM greenmak
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* BadassGay: when not writing anti-war poetry, Sassoon was crawling on patrols into No Man's Land. He also once single-handedly captured a German trench in the Hildenburg Line; a fictionalized account of this episode is given in ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer''.

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* BadassGay: when not writing anti-war poetry, Sassoon was crawling on patrols into No Man's Land. He also once single-handedly captured a German trench in the Hildenburg Line; a fictionalized an account of this episode is given in ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer''.


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* DeadpanSnarker: if his autobiography is anything to judge by.
3rd Jun '12 11:40:08 AM greenmak
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: named after one of the main characters of ''TheRingOfTheNibelung''.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: named specifically, after one of the main characters of ''TheRingOfTheNibelung''.
3rd Jun '12 11:16:54 AM greenmak
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* AFatherToHisMen: Sassoon served as a second lieutenant during WorldWarI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader whose troops were devoted to him.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Sassoon served as a second lieutenant during WorldWarI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader whose troops were devoted to him.NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: named after one of the main characters of ''TheRingOfTheNibelung''.
3rd Jun '12 11:06:29 AM greenmak
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* AFatherToHisMen: served as Second Lieutenant during WWI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader, respected by his troops.
3rd Jun '12 11:04:48 AM greenmak
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* WarIsHell: famous for his strong anti-war stance, Sassoon detailed the horrors of trench warfare, satirized the complacency of civilians and condemned the patriotic pretensions of those who wielded the power to end the war.

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* WarIsHell: famous for his strong anti-war stance, Sassoon detailed the horrors of trench warfare, satirized the complacency of civilians and condemned the patriotic pretensions of those who wielded the power to end the war. This attitude to war was coupled with...
**...WarIsGlorious: Sassoon never undermined the bravery of the troops. As he states in the ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'', "against the background of the war and its brutal stupidity those men had stood glorified by the thing which sought to destroy them".
3rd Jun '12 11:00:58 AM greenmak
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Siegfried Sassoon was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during WorldWarOne. Though remembered primarily as a poet, he also penned works in prose, such as the semi-autobiographical ''Sherston Trilogy'' (''Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'', ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'', ''Sherston's Progress''.

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Siegfried Sassoon was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during WorldWarOne. Though remembered primarily as a poet, he also penned works in prose, such as the semi-autobiographical ''Sherston Trilogy'' (''Memoirs (composed of ''Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man'', ''Memoirs of an Infantry Officer'', Officer'' and ''Sherston's Progress''.Progress'').
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