Yesterday, November 4, 2018, marked 100 years since the brilliant World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen was killed in battle - seven days before the Armistice - he was 25 years old.
While Owen died 100 years ago, his immortal poetry lives on for this time, and for all time.
You've heard it said that "War is Hell", as this US soldier serving in Vietnam in 1965 had noted on his helmet.
The phrase was first coined by US Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman:
“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is Hell.”
"You don’t know the horrible aspects of war. I’ve been through two wars and I know. I’ve seen cities and homes in ashes. I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell!"
But this is not entirely true, as this exchange in the Television series M*A*S*H explains:
In addition to a few of the brass, in fact, ahead of all the brass; I'd place the scheming, manipulative, ambitious politicians who have always poisoned our politics - and still do today.
Lest we ever bloody well forget that.