Books: Shell Shock

SHERSTON'S PROGRESS—Siegfried Sassoon—Doubleday, Doran ($2.00).

The World War of a thousand novels from Barbusse's Under Fire to Celine's Journey to the End of the Night, is presented with unqualified horror in most, with victory or defeat equally intolerable and campaigns and assaults measured in terms of the lives they cost rather than the strategy that determined them. But the War pictured in Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston's Progress is War as it appeared to a trained and disciplined British officer, winner of the Military Cross, a poet whose mind...

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