Definition of Siegfried Sassoon from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Siegfried Sassoon

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(1886-1967) an English poet and author. He served as a soldier in World War I and is best known for his poems about the horror of war. He was awarded the Military Cross for his courage in battle but later rejected it because of his opposition to war. His collections of poetry include Counterattack (1918), and he wrote a series of books about his life, including The Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928).
If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,I'd live with scarlet Majors at the Base,And speed glum heroes up the line to death.
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