First World War poet's protest recalled
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Siegfried Sassoon: First World War poet's protest recalled

It was one of the most famous pacifist gestures of the First World War - the moment poet Siegfried Sassoon tore off his decoration for bravery and hurled it into the sea.

It happened on Formby Beach 100 years ago this week.

Two days later his protests against the war landed him in front of a military tribunal at an army camp near Liverpool