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Siegfried Sassoon discusses his thoughts on war with Wilfred Owen in a dramatisation of a meeting between the pair at a military hospital in Scotland in 1917. This is followed by a reading of Wilfred Owen’s poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
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9 June 1995

Classroom Ideas

Students could study the different ways war poets portray life as a soldier, contrasting Wilfred Owen’s tragic representation in 'Dulce et Decorum Est' with poetry that glorifies warfare and the duty of a soldier.

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