Suicide in the Trenches

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"Suicide in the Trenches" is a poem by Siegfried Sassoon, written during his First World War military service and published in his 1918 collection: Counter-Attack and Other Poems. The poem is written in iambic tetrameter[1] and consists of twelve lines in three stanzas.[2]

Cultural references[edit]

In 2009, Brian Blessed read the poem within the song "Army of the Damned", part of the album Beneath the Veiled Embrace by the band Pythia.[3]

The English rock star Peter Doherty set this poem to music and performs it sometimes during live performances. He also recited it along with his partner Carl Barât during the 2004 NME Awards with his band The Libertines.[4] [5]