Books: Veteran

VIGILS — Siegfried Sassoon — Viking ($1.50). Of the British poets whom the War sent over the top, Siegfried Sassoon is one of the few survivors. As an officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers he served with such absent-minded gallantry that he was awarded the Military Cross, was recommended for the D. S. O. Then in 1917, because he considered that the War had degenerated into a senseless slaughter, he published a public protest, "in wilful defiance of military authority." Because he was a war-hero he was not court-martialed but hushed away into...

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