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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
Siegfried Sassoon lived here
Home to an English poet and author of satirical anti-war verse
Location: 23 Campden Hill Square, W11
Description: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 - 1 September 1967) was an English poet and author.
He became known as a writer of satirical anti-war verse during World War I and later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the 'Sherston Trilogy.
He moved to this address and stayed until 1933 when he moved to Wiltshire.