Wilfred Owen at 100: The celebrated First World War poet's five finest compositions

posted on 09 Nov 2018


Wilfred Owen, the great British war poet, died a century ago...

The second lieutenant was killed in action as he led a raiding party across the Sambre-Oise Canal in northern France on 4 November 1918, just a week before the Armistice was signed and the First World War brought to a close. His mother received the news by telegram on Armistice Day as the church bells of Shrewsbury rang out in celebration of victory.

Read the full article on this link to The Independent