Ravel and the Great War
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Ravel: 15 facts about the great composer
11. Ravel and the Great War
Ravel spent World War I as a truck driver stationed at the Verdun front. The war caused him such deep distress that a number of important projects never came to fruition. He did manage however to complete Le Tombeau de Couperin, with each movement dedicated to a friend who died in the war.