A look at world war i in all quiet on the western front a novel by erich maria remarque

Kat is hit by shrapnel at the end of the story, leaving him with a smashed shin. Excellent lessons from the past that should never be shelved By Jeff Dawson on Jul 31, This is a fantastic take on what warfare is all about. This is apparent in Remarque's treatment of the German war effort, especially toward the end of the book when Germany begins to retreat in the face of overwhelming American military power.

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Once inside the military machine, however, they endure training that consists largely of attention to petty detail and abuse of authority before being fed into the hell of the war's infamous trench warfare--in which thousands die pointlessly as they take, lose, and re-take the same few yards of land over and over again.

There are other scenes of fraternization, but they are with French girls. The images are intense and painful- choking in poison gas, trembling with fear of being shelled, and the eternal loss of faith in life itself once one has been forced to kill and be killed namelessly, facelessly, and heartlessly.

But so did criticism of the army and the fourteen-volume official history, besides being incomplete, was almost free of it. Everyone eats a good meal and the soldiers discuss how unfair the war is. His men have a great respect for him, and Bertinck has great respect for his men.

Inwhen the Nazis rose to power, All Quiet on the Western Front became one of the first degenerate books to be publicly burnt; [6] inscreenings of the Academy Award-winning film based on the book were met with Nazi-organized protests and mob attacks on both movie theatres and audience members.

The embittered masses are violently against the Jews. Carrying his old school books with him to the battlefield, he constantly reminds himself of the importance of learning and education.

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Wikimedia Commons Ironically it was this very humanity, and relentless political agnosticism, that made Goebbels see the All Quiet on the Western Front film as a threat to the Nazi ideology. He is the first of Paul's friends to die. Goebbels, a tiny man with a clubfoot, had been unfit to fight in World War I and his physical rejection consumed him.

Regimental colonels were sent bags of medals from time to time, for distribution, and Hitler got two of them because he was conveniently there, according to his own account, reading Schopenhauer from a pocketbook. There is also a fair bit of philosophising.

While in the hospital, someone steals Kemmerich's watch that he intended to give to his mother, causing him great distress and prompting him to ask about his watch every time his friends visit him in the hospital.

War cripples hobbled the streets of Berlin, and are recorded in the bitter Twenties paintings of Georg Grosz and Otto Dix. As he was dying "quite conscious and in terrible pain", he gave his boots which he inherited from Kemmerich to Paul.

Like The Road Back, it sold well and was adapted into a milquetoast film, albeit it the only movie with F. His class was "scattered over the platoons amongst Frisian fishermen, peasants, and labourers.

They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. Brian Murdoch's translation would render the phrase as "there was nothing new to report on the Western Front" within the narrative. On December 12, Elfriede was beheaded by guillotine.

All Quiet on the Western Front [Erich Maria Remarque] This is a comic book, not the novel. When I selected "Look Inside" it showed the novel. I will have to return this. Published 24 days ago. All Quiet on the Western Front (World War I) Tony Evans.

Paperback. $/5(K). On this day inthe first installment of All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque’s acclaimed novel of World War I, appears in the German magazine Vossische Zeitung. Erich Maria Remarque was born in Germany in and drafted into the German army during World War I.

Remarque publishes All Quiet on the Western Front

His first novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, was published in and was an instant best seller. On June 22,Erich Maria Remarque, the author of the great World War I novel All Quiet on the Western Front, is born in Osnabruck, Germany.

A student at the University of Munster, Remarque. About All Quiet on the Western Front. Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.

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I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.

I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of /5().

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque