Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine
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Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine

(September 8, 1886, Weirleigh [Kent] – September 1, 1967, Heytesbury [Wiltshire]), British writer. Sassoon joined the Sussex Yeomanry in 1914, and in the following year signed up with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, an elite British regiment. At the end of June 1916, Second Lieutenant Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage in the field. He was seen as an audaciously daring soldier (“Mad Jack”), who frequently volunteered for nighttime assaults. Some we…

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Winter, Jay, “Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0522>
First published online: 2015



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