Wilfred Owen was born on 18th March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Although by conviction a pacifist, Owen volunteered for service in WWI and was soon made an officer. In April 1917, he suffered a severe shock during a gun attack on English positions in France and was hospitalised in the Scottish sanatorium of Craiglockhart.
He died on 4th November 1918, shortly before the end of WWI, at the age of 25.
Wilfred Owen is still well known today for his poems from the Front and regarded as the most significant and most radical anti-war poet.
The poems will be read in both English and German.
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