Along with this he also asked the chief to punish the man for the offense. He later went on in saying, “the woman is mine and I have worked very hard and painfully for her. My in laws made me pay through hard labor hence I request that you charge the gentleman in question Phuhi [a fine].”
In “Letters of a Civil War Nurse”, written in 1863, Cornelia Hancock’s account of the Civil War gives readers an account of the suffering and hardship of soldiers through the point of view of an Union nurse. This document written by Cornelia Hancock is an account as a nurse who went through the Battle of Gettysburg and the after effects. Through a series of letters written to her loved ones, Cornelia wrote what nurses went through during the times of war. At the time women were expected to be good wives; with Cornelia Hancock’s effort she was able to help soldiers and contribute to the idea that women are capable of much more than being good wives; women can be apart of war. With her background as a Quaker and her family history, Cornelia Hancock was able to contribute greatly to the war effort even though she was originally denied to becoming an union nurse.
Got some time to spare in my dugout to finish my monthly green envelope. The officers will probably not be censoring this one. Maybe at the Base. I received a letter from you few weeks ago dated Feb 5. You must be worried since the last envelope I had sent you few months ago. I am well. But its was very unfortunate for one of my buddies in the dugout had been heavily wounded in the Arras area and died when he was treated. Many had been killed in action too. On the other hand John is as usual. He has always been convincing himself that he would live through the war for his wife and daughter back in Canada. Please give his regards to his family.
I am Ella Karcewski reporting to you on this gloomy Spring evening, hoping that this war may soon be over. I am currently experiencing a day that I will never forget. The images that I am seeing, and the heartbreaking pain that I am feeling will never be erased from my naive mind. I feel nearly speechless and am saddened for those drastically affected by this war. I am encountering a tragedy as soldiers and horses alike are collapsing to the ground, screams of pain coming from their courageous bodies. Pouring rain is drenching horses and soldiers, and darkness is curtained over the gloomy sky. Ominous clouds fill the atmosphere above, and it seems that the sun wouldn’t dare peek out on this bellicose April day in 1915. All of this French territory
One motif that is presented is presented in the novel is nature. In the beginning of the boom nature resembled glorious thoughts. Some examples include poppies, which represents optimism for the future and the trenches and shell holes, which represent protection. Then at the end of the novel, nature represented no end to pain and death. A few examples would be the heat which represented no soon end. Another example would be the cold which took place in the last few months of the war. The cold represents the end of life. Nature is one of the motifs represented in the novel.
upon the men along side me. Some of the men so I have been told have
Dear Mother, It’s been a long time since I had the opportunity to sit down and write you a letter. I miss you and father a lot. I am overjoyed to be writing this letter to you. The mood here is one of jubilation. Our assault on Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 am on Easter Monday, eight days ago. We lost a lot of good boys but I am so very pleased to inform you that the Canucks got the job done! What the French couldn’t do for two years and the Brits too we, Byng’s Boys did in three days. I was assigned to the front line in the trenches as part of the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade attached to the 4th Canadian Division. This is actually the first time all four divisions got to work together as a unified Canadian Corps. They
It is March first, I miss you so much it is unbearable. Sleeping can be awful out here in the trenches only because I want to be home in a comfy bed again safe and sound where war isn’t the only thing on my mind. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t breathe because I dream someone has invaded our trenches and shot me. It isn’t easy being out here but if it means fighting for you then it is what I will do.
“GAS! Gas! Quickly men!” I remember that day like it was yesterday. The new recruits were training and were trembling in their boots. Sergeant Williams they called me. I was the officer in charge of B company, preparing them to protect themselves from the mustard gas bombs they would encounter in the trenches. “GAS! Gas! Quickly men!” I would roar like a great lion and they would rush to get their masks on.
“The archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand was assassinated earlier today.” The news reporter didn't know what he was saying. The fate of this very earth rested on the idea of peace in Europe. Europe was a powder keg, and this was the spark. Treaties were broken and the world is going to war. I didn't know what this meant at the time, as I had only just turned 18. I live in England, and have 2 homes. One in Oxford, which is very colonial, and another in Bristol which is more modern. Oxford High School has taught me everything I know today. I have lived in Oxford my entire life, and only go to Bristol for the summer months. The news of the assassination has spread around the town, and it was
“That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought; and the argument which he so warmly urged, against my learning to read, only served to inspire me with a desire and determination to learn.” This passage was an aww moment for me when reading the novel. It shows me that Frederick was a rebel and was proud about it. Everything they told him not to do or was forbidden to do as a slave he did it and did not care about the cost, he reveled in defying the limitations put on a slave. Even though he had his moments when he would doubt if it was worth it all if he was to be caught, he presumed with bravery. “It was considered as being bad enough to be a slave; but to be a poor man's slave was deemed a disgrace indeed!” This particular quote was
During the early 1900s, soldiers who fought did not have any say in their actions. They were told what to do, where to go, and who to take up arms against. These actions led to multiple complications and controversies among different World War 1 historians. Soldiers were taught to comply with all orders of their commander and disobeying such commands was rewarded by harsh punishments. Over time however, the soldiers began to see the situation from a different vantage point, As a result, they began to formulate escape plans, and they began to reject orders more frequently, and began to voice disapproval. This behavior infuriated their commanders, so as time progressed the soldiers attitudes changed.
In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “Soldier’s Home”, a young man named Krebs is unable to relate to his mother and home life after he returned from the First World War. After Krebs saw death and destruction in the wars most bloody battles, he returns home where his parents try to get him back to his normal routines. His view of the world has changed drastically since the war. He no longer feels love in his heart and cannot lie to his mother when she asks if he loves her. One of the famous lines Hemingway wrote, “Krebs looked at the bacon fat hardening on his plate.” Like bacon his heart has been hardened by what he had seen in World War I and he knew he must get far away from his parents to be able to get his life back
Your key challenge in a leadership position is taking care of the Soldiers entrusted to your care. Soldiers are our nation’s most important military asset. The Leader who sends the message that Soldiers don’t really matter will generally not be as successful in the long-run as the Leader who is genuinely serious about taking care of his/her Soldiers.