“Ducle Et Decorum Est” Poet Owen Born on This Date

Wilfred Owen

British poet Wilfred Owen born on this date in 1893. Owen’s poem “Dulce et Decorum est” is one of the most evocative representations of the horrors of World War I as it mocks the Horation line “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” or “it is sweet and right to die for your country.” Owen himself was shot and killed only one week before the end of World War I. You can read the poem here:

http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/ owen1.html

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