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  • Himmelstoss: A German Soldier

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    Himmelstoss –Himmelstoss was a postman who later became one of the corporals in the German army. He was tough and brutal especially to Paul and his friends who were soldiers in the army. Paul and his friends hated Himmelstoss when they first join the army but when Paul saw Himmelstoss hiding when he was supposed to be on the front lines he hated him even more for being a coward. To prove that he was not a coward Himmelstoss stayed on the front lines and helped the dead and injured. Himmelstoss may

  • How To Write A Letter From A German Soldier

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    Humanity Hist 1004 X : Introduction to European History Marius Bausinger Letter from a German soldier to his family August 9, 1914 Dear father, We have been bombarding the Belgian forts continuously but the beggars refuse to surrender. The air reeks of gunpowder and smoke raises from their fortifications, the clatter of the new guns keeps me up most nights. The guns are proving to be exceptionally powerful ; I don’t think that any fort can withstand them. They have no chance at victory. Liège

  • Ordinary Germans and Soldiers are also Guilty for the Holocaust

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    Ordinary Germans and soldiers are culpable in the Holocaust in addition to Hitler and the Nazi inner circle. They are guilty for the Holocaust as well because of their long-standing antisemitism, knowledge of the enormities, and actual assistance in the Holocaust. Although Hitler was the leading force for the Holocaust, he was supported by ordinary Germans and soldiers who agreed with his beliefs and participated in the atrocities just as much. Antisemitism was the beginning and the cause of the

  • German Soldiers Fought The Fuhrer 's Ideological War

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    German soldiers fought the Führer’s ideological war. Hitler wanted the German race to take over the world. Heinrich Bölls book, And Where Were You, Adam?, describes several soldiers and their lives at the end of World War II. In the chaos of war, they found various reasons to capitulate with the Holocaust and other atrocities, but at the same time, tried to find some normalcy and sanity in an insane situation. Just as other warriors in other wars, they were humans who found themselves in an inhuman

  • An Analysis Of Bette Greene's The Summer Of My German Soldier

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    An action, a statement, one instant, has the power to alter your life and for young Patricia Bergen in the young adult fiction novel, The Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene, many different conflicts she had to face caused her to think very poorly of herself. Fortunately, with the influence of one German soldier her whole mindset was revised. In the beginning of the novel , Patty Bergen portrays as an insecure, desperate, and a solitary young girl, but at the resolution of the story we

  • Comparing The Diary Of A Young Girl And Summer Of My German Soldier

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    Through the past couple of weeks, I’ve read these two very interesting books; “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank and “Summer of My German Soldier” by Bette Greene. These two books are told from the perspectives of two young girls, who struggle through life as Jews. “The Diary of a Young Girl” is told from the perspective of Anne Frank and “Summer of My German Soldier” is told from Patricia Bergen’s perspective. Anne and Patricia have many similarities, but they also contrast in some ways too. My

  • Generals Die in Bed

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    Through the soldiers’ experiences, the narrator shows only the dark side of human nature. Discuss. Generals die in Bed by Charles Yale Harrison is a novel where a young Canadian soldier tells of his first hand account of the harsh and inhumane conditions in the trenches on the Western Front during World War 1. Through his observations and experiences the Narrator shows the effects of war on ordinary people and how they manage in extraordinarily horrific situations. Even though the brutal nature

  • Shaving Profile Essay

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    in order to make its soldiers look more presentable. In the military’s view every soldier must be clean shaven with the exception of moustaches, profiles, or in the Special Forces. The military thinks shaving is important because it makes soldiers look more professional. In the military’s view full beards and moustaches are unprofessional and undisciplined because it makes soldiers look like they don’t care about their personal hygiene. However the army allows its soldiers to keep moustaches as

  • Once An Eagle By Anton Myrer

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    Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer is a very influential novel in the military. In fact, it is required reading material for all 1st Lieutenants in the Marine Corps as well as in the United States Military Academy at West Point. Many Army leaders have read the book and often discuss it among themselves in social situations. Although a fiction read, many leaders extrapolate the use of mission command as well as the leaderships attributes. In this analysis I will be comparing a single event in the novel

  • All Quiet On The Western Front

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    Paul is German, but he can just as easily be any soldier. To an American reader, Baumer is "the enemy" since he is a German soldier in WWI. But through the expression of Baumer 's thoughts and emotions, we quickly realize the commonality between soldiers of both sides, and the pointlessness of war, with thousands of men dying for nothing. All Quiet on the Western Front separates the cold sterile facts and figures and gives the reader insight into the experiences of an ordinary soldier. The author’s