on 17 September 2014
This Sassoon volume along with Robert Graves are a link with the past, yet written as if they reminiscing in current times. Superb English and grammar and despite the obvious hardships, mental strain, and fears of the time their story fascinates and teaches.
Sassoon sadly cannot be found in contemporary archives, either film or sound whereas Graves can be seen and heard in the BBC archives (Muggeridge interview). Few can have had his experiences during the Great War and his bravery up until his mental collapse is heroic.