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World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'
At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over.
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
November 9, 2013