Wilfred Owen
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"Wilfred Edward Salter Owen" Military Cross/MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the World War I/First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of Trench warfare/trenches and Poison gas in World War I/gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend and mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility (poem)/Futility" and "Strange Meeting (poem)/Strange Meeting".

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