Sitwell, Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell
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Sitwell, Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell

(December 6, 1892, London – May 4, 1969, Florence), British writer. Sitwell enlisted with the First Battalion of the Grenadier Guards in December 1914. His experience of trench warfare between 1914 and 1917 awakened in him a profound awareness of the pointlessness of the slaughter, an awareness he sought to articulate in his early poems. Sitwell and his sister Edith, who was also active as a poet and writer, influenced the younger generation of writers in the 1…

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Winter, Jay, “Sitwell, Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0542>
First published online: 2015



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