I have decided to re-read Prior and Wilson on Passchendaele when I have finished Wolff. You are right about his viewpoint but it seems to me that he is quoting some of the same stuff as P. & R. and I would like to compare their conclusions with both books fresh in my mind.
As far as Sasoon is concerned, I suspect that I will enjoy his works. He was, as you say, a poet and I like poetry, but as well as that, books by people like Sassoon and Graves are also a chronicle of their times.
truthergw, on 30 April 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:
I was lucky enough to read the complete Memoirs of George Sherston which gives Sassoon's biography from a youngster and shows background etc. The reader gets a fuller picture of Sassoon. One must bear in mind that Sassoon was a poet and that like Graves, may have occasionally indulged in a bit of poetic licence. Again, a classic and I would say a must read. With Capt. Dunn, Sassoon, Graves and Frank Richards, the Welsh Fusiliers were the best served regiment from a documentary point of view. Each book, deservedly seen as a classic.