How Did Siegfried Sassoon Contribute To The First World War

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“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.” -Henri Barbusse, 1916. Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier. He had been writing poetry since he was a teenager, and before the war, he worked as a teacher 's assistant and language tutor in France. He enlisted in England in 1915 and sent to the western front in early 1917. He was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital after experiencing heavy fighting, and there he met Siegfried Sassoon, who already had established himself in the writing world and shared views with Owen. The other poet agreed to look over his work, and after Owen’s death in 1918, Sassoon edited and published Owen’s poems, including the famous Dulce et Decorum Est. Siegfried Sassoon was an English poet, writer, and soldier. He was one of the first poets to write about the first World War and is best remembered for his passionate poems of this war. He wrote about the true horrors of war, often carping about and chastising people such as generals, politicians, and churchmen who blindly supported the war and ignored the brutalities that people would face. After he was wounded in action, he openly protested the military and wrote a letter refusing to fight anymore. He was hospitalized in 1917 instead of being court-martialed after a fellow poet stepped in saying he was sick. He continued to write after this and published many poems, including How to Die. Based on the poem Dulce et Decorum Est and How to Die, it is not
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