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Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori – The Truth or a Lie?

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Introduction

Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori - The Truth or a Lie? Many a man at war has used this statement, some still believe this statement, even today, but most have seen the dark side of war. Do I think this statement is true? This is what I am going to discover. I am going to look at poems from wars before and during world war one. ...read more.

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change that and so this I have to disagree with as it is always old men who start wars and young men die in them. All these poems that I am going to look at, have been written by different poets with different styles of writing and different opinions on war. The poems are either written by a poet who agrees that 'it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country', or by a poet who is against this statement. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is about how the British Light Brigade, during the Crimean War, was accidentally sent to attack the furthest battery of cannons at the end of the valley; with other enemy batteries either side. It was a suicide mission, yet the Light Brigade still obeyed the orders even though they knew that the messenger, who had told them their orders, had made a mistake. This poem has not been written with first hand evidence but in fact he has got his information from the war correspondent for 'The Times', William Howard Russell. ...read more.

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