Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News at Eleven: The manuscript of Atrocities--

which is about the brutal killing of German prisoners by British soldiers--is accompanied by an unpublished letter in which [Siegfried] Sassoon describes the horror of discovering that soldiers from his own side had committed such barbarities.

The original version of the poem includes the phrases "you're great at murder" and "gulp their blood in ghoulish dreams", which were later deleted.

from The Guardian: Draft Siegfried Sassoon poem reveals controversial lines cut from Atrocities


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