Wilfred Owen was born March 18, 1893 and died on November 4, 1918. Wilfred Owen is most famous for his poems Futility and Dulce et Decorum est. Owen's poems were highly influenced by the horrors of trench warfare and battle. In fact they were not patriotic, but more of the terrible reality every soldier faced.
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The Renault FT 17 was the only WWI tank being able to operate on messy terrain.
Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius.
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.
Rupert Brooke - 1st world war poet. HIs most famous poem The Soldier with it's evocative first line: 'If I should die, think only this of me; That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England'. and The Old Vicarage, with it's memorable last line 'Deep meadows yet, for to forget The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?'
Milena Jesenska, Czech journalist, writer, editor and translator, who refused to abandon her Jewish friends and was deported with several of them to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where she died.
Friend against friend - Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to General Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
American Civil War Veterans shake hands, 1913 - Retronaut