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Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

41. Counter-Attack 1/3/2003
42. David Cleek 1/3/2003
43. Daybreak In a Garden 1/3/2003
44. Dead Musicians 1/3/2003
45. Devotion to Duty 1/3/2003
46. Died of Wounds 1/3/2003
47. Does It Matter? 1/3/2003
48. Dreamers 1/13/2003
49. Dream-Forest 1/3/2003
50. Dryads 1/3/2003
51. Editorial Impressions 1/3/2003
52. Elegy 1/3/2003
53. Enemies 1/3/2003
54. Everyone Sang 1/3/2003
55. Ex-Service 3/31/2010
56. Falling Asleep 1/3/2003
57. Fancy Dress 1/3/2003
58. Fight to a Finish 1/3/2003
59. France 1/3/2003
60. Glory of Women 1/3/2003

The General

‘Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead,
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

. . . .
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

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