Siegfried sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets john hildebidle has called sassoon the accidental hero born into a wealthy jewish family in 1886 sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire fox hunting playing cricket golfing and writing romantic verses. Siegfried sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the first world war which brought him public and critical acclaim avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirized generals politicians and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war. The war poems of siegfried sassoon siegfried sassoon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers an unabridged edition with sixty four poems to include but not limited to prelude the troops dreamers the redeemer trench duty wirers break of day a working party stand to good friday morning in the pink the hero before the battle the road two hundred years . Librivox recording of the war poems of siegfried sassoon by siegfried sassoon read in english by volunteer readers siegfried sassoon was one of the first to write poetry about the brutal reality of war based on his real life experiences in the trenches
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