All Quiet On The Western Front

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“This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war” (Remarque Prologue). All Quiet on the Western Front recounts the tale of six German warriors who volunteered to battle in World War I, and it reports their hardships mentally, religiously, and physically. The novel is told from the point of view of one staggeringly perceptive youthful warrior, Paul Bäumer, who uncovered subtle elements of life on the Western Front. Creator Erich Maria Remarque himself had battled on the Western Front when he was eighteen years of age, and he endured a few wounds. The repulsions of what he saw as an officer stayed with him.
This book was situated in World War I, where numerous nations were put in an undesirable position, the European nations all felt that it would be a short war and numerous individuals enlisted, yet ended up being one of the bloodiest wars ever. Serbia and Austria-Hungary began the war, they did not get included in the war, and they let their Allies battle for them. The Allied forces: Great Britain, France, and the U.S. crushed Germany. They made a bargain: The Treaty of Versailles, which greatly reprimanded Germany. The bargain left Germany with scorn in their souls, which prompted World War II. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque

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