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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. 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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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. 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'').


Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. 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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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967) (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. 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'').


Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) 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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Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English soldier whose contributions to literature were inspired by his experiences on the Western Front during WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. 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'').


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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Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) 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'').


* 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. "Memorial Tablet", written from the perspective of a fallen soldier says: " I died in hell — (They called it Passchendaele)."

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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. "Memorial Tablet", written from the perspective of a fallen soldier says: " I "I died in hell — (They called it Passchendaele)."


* 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. "Memorial Tablet", written from the perspective of a fallen soldier says: " I died in hell — (They called it Passchendaele)."

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* ChurchMilitant: The Bishop in "'They'" is supposed to exemplify what's wrong with this attitude.


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* KnightInShiningArmor: Several of the poems parody idealized representations of soldiers as chivalric medieval heroes, especially "Glory of Women."

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* GeneralFailure: Most famously in "The General":
-->‘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.


!!Associated tropes

* AFatherToHisMen: served as Second Lieutenant during WWI and was known as a brave and charismatic leader, respected by his troops.
* AlliterativeName

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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
!! Tropes in the works of Siegfried Sassoon:



* 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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* 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 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".
* WarriorPoetWarIsHell: 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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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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