Archives for World War I
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen ???? What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? ??????? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. ??????? Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle ???? Can patter out ...
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Wilfred Owen was born at Oswestry on 18th March 1893 A month before his death he wrote to his mother: "My nerves are in perfect order. I came out again in order to help these boys; directly, by leading them as well as an officer can; indirectly, by watching their sufferings that I may speak of them as well as a pleader can." Let his own words be his epitaph:? "Courage was mine, and I had mystery; Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery." ~Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon was a British poet born Sept. 8, 1886. He died in 1967. Sassoon was served in World War I.