The lives and works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, renowned poets who both fought on the front lines during WWI.
Made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this poignant documentary special focuses on the lives and works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, renowned poets who both fought on the front lines.
With contributions from the world’s leading historians, The Pity of War: Poets at the Front evokes the poets’ deeply visceral shock and horror at the incomprehension of the non-combatants at ‘home’ of what was being endured in combat. Their haunting legacy remains as we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War.
"A solid, often moving documentary."
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH