Two of the most famous First World War poets met while convalescing in an Edinburgh hospital in 1917. Their close friendship and shared sexual orientation has raised the profile of gay soldiers fighting in the Great War and their experiences, both as soldiers and as men.
|Wilfred Owen (Wikipedia)|
|Siegfried Sassoon, May 1915|
|Sassoon's medal card showing his Military Cross award on the|
left hand side. TNA: WO 372/17/169259
|Original copy of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' showing Sassoon's|
adjustments to Owen's text.