Wilfred Owen. One of his works is Anthem for Doomed Youth. "In this octet the devilish clamour of trench warfare is carefully set against the subdued atmosphere of church. These religious images: passing bells, orisons (prayers), voice of mourning, choirs, candles, holy glimmers, symbolise the sanctity of life - and death - while suggesting also the inadequacy, the futility, even meaninglessness, of organised religion measured against such a cataclysm as war."
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.
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.
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...