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[Perspectives] The other face of honour

In his Odes, the poet Horace wrote “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”. (sweet and honourable it is to die for one’s country). Yet there are many soldiers who do not die an “honourable” death, and return from war deeply scarred both psychologically and physically. That is what happens to Jess, the lead character of Ugly Lies the Bone, a play written by Lyndsey Ferrentino and directed by Indhu Rubasingham at the National Theatre in London.