Saturday, July 23, 2016
Just finished this, it should be required reading for anyone who still believes that war is a glamorous event and will make a man outta that kid of yours. Erich Maria Remarque writes powerfully, sadly, and with a great deal of understanding and first-hand knowledge of what war really is--I think we all had our eyes opened during VietNam which was the first time we actually saw soldiers in battle, not just in a canteen cleaned up for the newsreels, leering at USO entertainers--
Someone (and possibly more than one Someone) once said, if you sent the Generals and the politicians into battle and let the kids stay home, there'd never be another war.
Posted by mittens at 8:17 AM