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CLIP 1246

Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est'

Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est'

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Key Info
  • Wilfred Owen - 'Dulce et Decorum Est'
  • Duration: 03:51
  • A dramatised meeting between Sassoon and Owen in which Sassoon explains his hatred of the war and his feeling that it's a pointless sacrifice. This leads into a reading of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' with appropriate archive footage.
  • Credits: Imperial War Museum, British Pathe/ITN Source
  • Subject:



    Poetry: World War 1

  • Keywords: Siegried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, trenches, war poetry, Dulce et Decorum est, 1917, shellshock, poets
Ideas for use in class
  • A good way to provoke debate about the war as this provides an alternative viewpoint and contrasts with earlier poems that glorify the soldier. Also a good introduction to 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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