In addition to being the world’s first global conflict, the First World War is famous for the poetry that grew out of it. Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, who were decorated soldiers, were two of the War’s most prominent poets, and a chance encounter in a War Hospital gave them the unique opportunity to collaborate and enrich each other’s work. This work is an exploration of one of the most famous literary friendships, and also one of the most important, for although tragically brief, their friendship left behind writing that is at once thought-provoking, shocking, compassionate and very relevant.

 


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