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I chose to pin this quote from Owen because his words are depicted just as so throughout his works. In Dulce et Decorum Est he warns us to not to tell our children to join the war because dying for your country is "sweet and fulfilling" and in reality Owen knows that it's much worse than that.


"Above all I am not interested in poetry. My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity" - ten great First World War poems, including one by Wilfred Owen


Sean Bean reads Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth. For those who served in World War One. The end of which was celebrated as Armistice Day in the U.S. and became Veterans Day in 1954. This greatest man made horror would only be eclipsed by World War Two, twenty years later.


Wilfred Owen Dulce et Decorum Est manuscript page [ 'This item is from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford (; © [Copyright notice]'.]


Treasure Tuesday: Wilfred Own ArchiveThe First World War unleashed the horror of industrialised warfare on Europe for the first time. A century on, it is through the art, poetry and testimony of its survivors that we can glimpse the...