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“Dulce et Decorum Est” - Wilfred Owen; Adaptation by Jason Cobley

Wilfred Owen fought in World War I, and his poetry is widely regarded as the finest to have sprung from that maelstrom. In his work you will find no visions of grand heroics - just brutal reportage of young men sent into a slaughterhouse. In this poem, Owen casts a critical eye on the age-old mantra from Roman poet Horace - “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori," meaning, "It is glorious and honorable to die for one’s country.”