First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Siegfried Sassoon" web sites

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Counter attack
This site takes its name from one of Siegfried Sassoon's poems and is dedicated to First World War literature (especially poetry) and history. The resource was created and is maintained by Michele Fry, and is updated regularly. It is aimed at everyone, from the general public, to students studying First World War literature and also tutors involved in teaching the subject. Included on the site are several essays written by Fry, relating to cultural and social aspects of WWI. In addition, the essays are fully referenced. The site also offers detailed bibliographical essays on pro…
Heritage of the Great War
The Heritage of the Great War website focuses on people's experiences of the First World War, rather than military tactics or statistics. To this end the site provides access to: a large collection of (sometimes explicit) contemporary photographs; related poetry and prose; political cartoons; music; and related articles. Some of the photographs are in (original) colour, and many are annotated with biographical or historical notes, as well as quotes from soldiers and others involved in the conflict. The 'Literary War' section looks at works by: Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae and J.R.…
Sassoon on the Somme
Sassoon on the Somme is a website following the military career of the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, focusing in particular on his time on the Somme. The site provides a 'Military Tour' of events, including photographs and detailed descriptions of the battles at: Bois Francais (where Sassoon won his Military Cross); Mametz Wood; Bottom Wood; and Quadrangle Wood. The site also provides: a timeline of Sasoon's entire First World War military career (with links to the Somme battles detailed in the 'Tour'); a bibliography; various maps of the Somme battlefields relating to Sass…
Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship
The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship website provides information on the organisation founded to celebrate the life and work of this poet and writer. The organisation is as yet fairly small (around 150 members at the time of writing) but fairly active, producing a journal and holding an annual conference as well as talks and other related events. The website gives details on: how to join the Fellowship; the organisation's annual conference; 'Siegfried's journal' (a twice-yearly periodical); and recent and forthcoming events, as well as: photographs relating to Sassoon and the Fellowship;…
War poets association, The
The War Poets Association website belongs to the UK-registered charity of the same name. The aim of the Association is to promote interest in poets whose subject is the experience of war, and also in the historical context of their lives and works. The charity does not confine its interest to one period or nationality, but as it states on the site: "the primary focus [is] on conflicts since 1914". The site gives short biographies of a number of poets (mainly from the First and Second World Wars) as well as: short introductions to major conflicts; news on publications and events rela…
War poets collection
The War Poets Collection is a website belonging to Napier University in Edinburgh, the home of a collection of documents relating primarily to First World War poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The collection is held at the University's Craiglockhart campus, the site of which was formerly a military hospital where Sassoon and Owen first met, and where some of their poems were written. The website gives general information on the more than 400 items in the collection, as well as visitor information for the related exhibition, and more on the history of Craiglockhart. Of partic…
World War One poets on the battlefield
The World War One Poets on the Battlefield Website looks at four British First World War poets: Edmund Blunden; Rupert Brooke; Wilfred Owen; and Siegfried Sassoon. The content is based on four books published by Battleground Europe as part of their 'On the trail of the Poets of the Great War' series. For each poet there is a short biography, and a fairly detailed account of the military service they experienced. Other resources available on the site include: bibliographies; maps; critiques of poems; and photographic tours of the battlegrounds each man fought on. The site would be of in…
BBC Four : Audio Interviews : Siegfried Sassoon
A BBC recording from 1967 during which the poet about memories of his mother's artisitic activities, organising poetry discussions and tableaux vivants.
First World War Poets : Your Archives
A pointer towards collections in The National Archives of interest for study of the military service of some of the war poets.
History of a foxhunting man : LRB essay : Guardian Unlimited Books
A 'London Review of Books' essay by Ferdinand Mount from The Guardian website.