WWI Poem & Graphic Novel

As a special welcome for our Erasmus guests in the project Transforming Europe. World War I and Its Consequences 1918 – 2018″, our Year 9 students presented an exhibition in the school’s main hall based on Jason Cobley’s graphic novel “Dulce et Decorum Est”, which is an adaptation of Wilfred Owen’s poem of the same title.

Is it really sweet and honourable to die for one’s country? Wilfred Owen, who fought in WWI and died only a week before the war came to an end, is still remembered today for his bitter criticism of “the old lie”, the rhetoric that sent so many young men to the battlefields. The text of his most famous poem and the students’ thoughts about it can be found here:


Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum est




About the poem





About the graphic novel