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Sassoon, Siegfried. "Base Details".

Summary and Analysis

- the speaker sarcastically attacks those leading the war without participating in the battles

- develops an image of himself how he would live if he were an elderly and weak man: would live well-off with "scarlet Majors" at the best hotel, light-heartedly making fatal decisions, and after sending all the youths for death he would retire to his house and "die – in bed"

- attacks the ignorance, incapability, and insensitiveness of his uninvolved superiors


  • Author

    Sassoon, Siegfried. (1886 - 1967).
  • Full Title

    "Base Details".
  • Form


Works Cited

Sassoon, Siegfried. "Base Details". The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. M. H. Abrams. NY: Norton, 1993. 


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