All Quite on the Western Front: A Casualty of Love War does not determine who is right, only who is left. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul Bäumer contemplates over why men of million are sent to fight out a dispute that originated between just two. In the story, a young Paul Bäumer is sent to fight in World War I on the Western Front against Russia. During his service Paul and the friends he has in the Second Company are put through many rigors and experience the onslaught and primitiveness of trench warfare and life along the front. All Quite on the Western Front does a remarkable job describing the bravado and destruction of the German military force, the insanity of modern warfare, and the role of friendship in the life of a young soldier. At the start of the war and throughout the up until the end, Germany fought with great force. Remarque offers a more descriptive view of what historians might say regarding Germany’s part in the war. It is mentioned in the book Paul’s ruthlessness, many a times Paul refers to him and the soldiers being trained to become wild animals. Initially one America Moreover is what the modern warfare may do psychologically. In “real life” many veterans of WWI may have come home with post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s insane to think someone can be stuck in that combat mindset, always afraid someone could be trying to kill them. At one point in the novel on page 134, Paul recalls the severe injuries seen during a bombardment such as men with no feet, or intestines spilling over their clasped hands. These horrendous sights can take a strong toll on one’s mental health. Another example showing the insanity of this modern warfare is when injured soldiers are taken to the dressing stations. At the slightest cut or gash, the doctor would amputate the affected body part. It takes too much time to do otherwise, and even after becoming an amputee, the soldier may have to return to the front line soon after. With this kind of hectic thing, you’d be lucky to have someone there comforting you. In which case, the role of friendship may have been highly valued. Paul Bäumer enlists in the…
World War I
I will discuss the system of alliances between countries and the causes of World War I. What was the position of the United States at the beginning of the war? Why did the United States eventually end the war? How was the United States affected after the war?
The best known cause of World War I was the alliance system that developed in Europe in the half-century before World War I. An alliance is a formal political, military or economic agreement signed by two or more nations. Alliances…
The First World War was a war that would change the United States and Europe forever. The world war would put the United States’ neutrality policy in question as well as display some advancements of war combat. World war one also brought out some troubling qualities that a country can have.
Nationalism is a love for one’s country to the extreme. Nationalism is what lead Germany to be able to control so many nations in the western hemisphere. Nationalism…
1 October, 2012
Debate: War Costs Eveyone
Every dollar that is wasted on war is a dollar wasted that could be used to feed another person that actually needs the money. This world has faced two wars with tremendous cost to all countries involved, and the United States of America has gone through a war with Russia. One of the biggest costs of war is the human loss that can hurt economies. Most wars have occurred in Third world countries leading to “some of the world's poorest…
the Germans used, the Chlorine Gas, whereas all the other troops backed out. Canadian soldiers still fought even though the gas was very dangerous. They used many tactics to fight this new weapon. The Canadian military surely had a major role in the war.
In WWI, the Canadian military had to face many difficulties. The soldiers were very brave and they went through many hard times. On April, 22nd the Germans released cylinders of chlorine gas. They were heavier than air and sank into trenches…
the war - comradeship." P26
In Remarque's depiction of World War 1 trench warfare, outlined in the book, All Quiet on the Western Front there are no such things as heroes or self-sacrificing victims, It all comes down to a group of men whom has barely anything in common at the very first but ends up as relatives due to the comradeship that is developed.
You might think something like "Hey they have got so much in common! Some of them were friends from before they even went into the war". But…
History: World War 1
Knowing (1 point) – List the contents of a soldiers backpack.Socks - Paper & Pen (For letters) - Emergency money
Knife - Coil of rope
Spare Blanket - Matches
Spare Uniform - Canned Food
Bar of soap - Bottle
Spare Helmet - Compass
Understanding (2 points) – Summarise important world events leading up to WWI.Alliances and Politics In the years leading up to the war, the…
World War I was the first major war involving many countries. One of these countries was Serbia, which wanted their independence from Austria-Hungary. This anger that built up over time in Serbia and it lead to the killing of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary Francis Ferdinand, and his wife by Gavrillo Princip, a Serbian. The killing lead to war between Serbia who was allies with Russia called for help. Russia was also allies with France, Great Britain, and the later turned from neutral United States…
The First World War; The Arms Race Or The Assassination Of Archduke Ferdinand In Sarajevo In 1914?
The First World War was the product of years of tension and competition between the Great Powers. There were many separate disputes between the different countries. However these disputes had not led to war. The arms race was a very significant cause to the war, however all this nationalism needed a trigger to ignite the smoldering hostilities and led to the outbreak of the First World War. Two bullets…
Wilson’s Administration and World War I
Wilson’s Policy:Domestic Affairs and the Economy
Attack on the Triple Wall of Privilege
1913Underwood Tariff Act
1913Federal Reserve Act
Federal Reserve Board
12 Banking Districts
Sets Interest Rates Prime Rate
1914Federal Trade Commission Act
Clayton Anti-Trust Act
1913Mexico and Revolution
Gen. Victoriano Huerta
Villa attacks Columbus…