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DISCOVER EXHIBITIONS, INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES AND WALKS AS SHROPSHIRE COMMEMORATES ITS CELEBRATED WAR POET

Although he was only 25 years old when he was killed in action in France on 4 November 1918, Wilfred Owen is today one of Britain’s most celebrated war poets. He served as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Manchester Regiment during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. Owen was not just physically courageous but a talented writer whose haunting poems on the horrors of trench warfare have largely defined how the war is perceived today. His literary standing

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