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Writings by the war poet, Siegfried Sassoon, published between 1918 and 1938
(Courtesy of Faber and Faber. 2a is from 'The War Poems', 1983. 2b is from 'Complete Memoirs of George Sherston', 1937)
  2a   2b                  
  2a   2b                  
Faber and Faber; writing by war poet, Siegfried Sassoon

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Study this source carefully and see what it tells you about views on the war at the time it was written. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What is the tone of source 2a towards the ordinary soldiers?
  • What is the attitude in this source towards the commanders?
  • Study source 2b. How does the author feel about the war at this point in time?
  • Will you choose these as one of the sources to use in your report?

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