Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English poet and writer. He served during the First World War and was decorated for bravery. Most of his poems are about his experience during the war. In his poems, he does not glorify the war, but rather describes the horrors of it and provides a satire of those who idealize it. His poem “The Hero” was included in the book Collected Poems 1908-1956.
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