PLATOON of POPPIES
“Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.”
Quote from Dulcet et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
On the 11th day of the 11th month 1918 Wilfred’s mother received news that her son had not survived.
He lost his life just six days before the armistice.
‘Platoon of Poppies‘ by Rebecca Pells Fine Art