Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon: | donkeytime.org: BooksAuthor of "Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man". Coward, McCann; New York : At the end of a march I had my definite duties, but before we started Burton was always in such a stew that my absence was a positive advantage to him. So on Monday, after bolting my breakfast while Flook waited to pack the mugs and plates in the mess-box, I left Burton shouting irritably for the Sergeant-Major and wandered away to sit by the river until the whistles began to blow. Durley and Jenkins had gone to make sure that the billets were being left clean and tidy. In the green orchard behind the farm buildings the men were putting their kits together, their voices sounding as jolly as though they were off for a summer holiday.
FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. The narrative moves from the trenches to the Fourth Army School, to Morlancourt and a raid, then to and through the Somme. The narrator, George Sherston, is wounded when a piece of shrapnel shell passes through his lung and he is sent home to convalesce and, while there, determines to speak out against the war. Limit the size to characters.
The Memoirs of George Sherston
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Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon. He left college without receiving his degree and spent a number of years leading a country gentleman's existence, fox-hunting, playing sports and writing poetry. In , he transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers where he received his commission and was posted to France. In , he won the Military Cross for bravery under fire and soon received the nickname "Mad Jack" because of his recklessness in combat. While in France he met and befriended Robert Graves. Becoming disillusioned with the war, he wrote a protest which was published in the Times and which would have led to his court-martial if not for the intervention of his friend Robert Graves. He was assessed to have shell-shock and was sent to Scotland for convalescence, where he met Wilfred Owen, there for the same reason.
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