Film: 'The Burying Party'
Wilfred Owen 100
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October 1918, the final month of World War One. Beginning with the extraordinary victory at Joncourt, war poet Wilfred Owen looks back on the final year of his life as the Manchesters march toward Sambre, a battle which will likely wipe out his entire regiment.
Looking back to Summer 1917, Owen remembers his admission to Craiglockhart Hospital due to shellshock, which led to the unlikely meeting with his literary idol Siegfried Sassoon. They begin a remarkable friendship that sees him introduce him to some of the most influential literary figures of his generation.
Director Richard Weston, 2018, 60 minutes.
Q & A with the film makers.
A Wilfred Owen Festival event
Shropshire's First World War Film Festival