Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: Diary drawings (2)

Translated, it means “How sweet and honourable it is to die for one’s country“. An entire generation of young men suffered, and mostly died, due to the propagation of these words by jingoist writers, chateau generals and politicians. Below is the second instalment of diary drawings, which I created as part of my MA studies in 2015, that holds relevance to the First World War and warfare in general. Specifically, these drawings focus on use and abuse of youth in fighting the needless wars of old men.

 

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