The second volume in Siegfried Sassoon’s beloved trilogy, The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston, with a new introduction by celebrated historian. INFANTRY OFFICER BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BARNETT FREEDMAN LONDON FABER & FABER LIMITED 24 RUSSELL. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer has ratings and 57 reviews. Jeffrey said: ”I, single human being with my little stock of earthly experience in my he.
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Something heavy had burst outside our door. Retrieved from ” https: The battle of the Somme had exhausted him. As for my flea-bag, it was no hardship; I have never slept more soundly in any bed. With a ribald metaphor he speculated on what they did with diemselves all day.
The sight of his body gave me a bit of a shock. If dead were unlike our own; perhaps it was the strange uniform, perhaps their look of butchered hostility.
Returning from an after-dinner stroll I found that several Second Battalion officers had come to visit us. I knew ocficer he had more commonsense ability dian I had, but be was podgily’ built and had never been an expert at crawl- ing among shell-holes in die dark.
After a sultry dinner, the day ended in torrents of rain. Other books in the series. Flook entered with my Sam Brown belt and a jug of hot water.
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Summary
I looked, and there was Morlancourt in the hol- low. After going a very short distance we made the first of many halts, and I saw, arranged by the roadside, about fifty of the British dead. Brightly Raise kids who love to read. He’s furious about the actions of the British Army generals, for making decisions that needlessly cost the lives of thousands of men.
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One of our best officers had been hit last night while out with the wirers. Sassoon writes with a Blackadder-esque sense of humour about the ridiculous scenarios in which he finds himself.
While I stood there then, I had no desire to diagnose my environment. Negotiation isnt an option they are prepared to consider. The slow emergence of his doubt and anger towards the war is fascinating to read; while he is part of the machine, Sherston never questions why he is there or whether it is right for him to be shooting at memoies men.
Mametz Wood was a menacing wall of gloom, and now an outburst of rapid thudding explosions began from that direction. It was almost dark; these officers were standing outside our tent with Durlcy and the others, and it sounded as if they were keeping up their courage with the siegfriwd usual among soldiers who knew that they would soon be in an attack.
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