They were always short on water and other vital supplies. Men signed up for war for the fear of the white feather or shame being brought upon their families. The sociology behind the white feather was because of the pride the Army instilled in people who signed up. People who stayed back home, such as woman and older men would look down upon you if you did not go fight for your country. In Quite in the western Front when Paul returned home the society was in complete disillusion.
He is with the soldier in Arras and in the final battle at Amiens he and the soldier are the only two left of their company. Broadbent believes men should die with pride, as at the advance attack, he said “I know it-I’m dying-god and I’m and glad. I don’t want to go back like this.” (Page 204). Broadbent dies from loss of blood, calling for his mother after he loses his leg at the knee. “Broadbent dies like a little boy too – weeping, calling for his mother.” (Page
Creating Killers In the book, “The Good Soldiers” ,David Finkel demonstrates how the war creates killing machines out of otherwise normal human beings. The soldiers abhorrence for their conditions and the violence of war evolves into a hatred for the Iraqis. It is a sequence of revulsion and violence that leads to an unstable army ready and overjoyed to kill. These conditions create the ailing men and women that they become, a killing force with serious mental instability. The soldiers live and fight in terrible conditions.
These feeling are expressed in the story about Rat Kiley's letter, with which the chapter is started - with his feelings of grief about loss and final «cooze», because he was not written back and he could not cope with his loss. His pain is shown in the shoking story of shooting baby buffalo. However, all these stories might have never happened, the soldiers were fighting the war and facing blood, troops and losses, struggling because of their youth and immaturity, fear that cannot be ignored about war. This terrible experience of war is the only truth that author wants to make the readers understand in his
His views fell between those of Clemenceau and those of Wilson. He was under huge pressure from the public to punish Germany. Yet at the same time he believed he should not punish Germany too harshly. He saw this action as disastrous for future peace, for Germany would seek revenge in the near future if the treaty was too harsh. “We want a peace which will be just, but not vindictive.
You will not believe the conditions I have been living in. They are somewhat cruel, disgusting, dreadful and fearful. Something even I am to disturbed to look at is the rat infestation, mom you know how much I hate rats, well now I basically live with them, like they’re my pets. Millions of rats would gorge themselves on human remains. Other pests that are available here are frogs, they’re found in shell holes and in the base of our trenches.
“I found myself accepting whatever was told to me with equanimity and a detachment I would have never believed possible…I felt lonely, but it was an animal loneliness. I became part of the darkness of the night…,” quoted Hiroshima bomb survivor, Dr. Hachiya (Steele). Burns, fires, and radiation-related diseases hovered over the survivors. Compared to the mental and emotional ailments, the physical damages were nothing. Images of death combines with nightmares disturbed the citizens relentlessly (Chaitin-1).
They also suffered from shell shock which could take a lifetime to recover, majorly affecting their abilities. They suffered daily as their bravest and best were dying fighting, leaving behind only the most not useful and unwanted soldiers who chaff to go to France for a better life. The source is a form of complaint about their horrible conditions and danger that threatens their soldiers. This letter is written by a leader on the Western front to
The Disillusionment of the Lost Generation After World War I, the lives of many people changed drastically. All those veterans who went home after the war were hurt physically and mentally. This Great War took a huge chunk of the souls of these people. They had lost all of their hopes. The world was always puzzling, but after the war people didn’t even bother to find any significance in life.
They slept on the hard ground at night, and had to be ready for war at all times. Soldiers often starved because of their limitation on food. Soldiers became sick because of the rat investment environment they were in. Overall, the American troops made a great impact on World War one, the Second Battle of the