“It was a horrible night, and by dawn 32 of my 44 stretcher bearers were casualties, mostly gassed, ultimately 16 of them died, including Sachs, a good man, whom probably my order killed” solemnly wrote Eric Payten Dark, army doctor of the first world war. World war One: a seemingly endless massacre of emotionless soldiers killing under the impression of protecting their country. Along with this massacre came gruesome and morbid injuries which had to be treated in some way. This was the heavy responsibility of army doctors new to the idea of battle who had to face unimaginable challenges and dangers presented by the war as they dealt with injuries of such despondent nature. Acting silently, doctors rest unappreciated for their crucial and
The deplorable conditions caused for many soldiers to have an early death in the trench. Moreover, most of the time the dead bodies would just be left on the ground of the trenches with all the other soldiers that were fighting because no one had enough time to take the dead bodies away. The soldiers had to keep fighting even though their comrade’s dead body was right next to them. The soldiers had to be strong, “For the sake of survival, many soldiers learned to harden themselves against the stench of decomposing bodies and the sight of bodies horribly dismembered by artillery barrages,...” This demonstrates how in order for survive the soldiers had to turn off their emotions and try their best to ignore all the dead bodies of their comrades.
The paintings give myself the feeling that there is a pit in my stomach and makes me want to look at something more uplifting. The colors makes the painting have a darker and gloomier feel. The painting of the soldiers marching to battle shows the men going into the fog, disappearing like ghosts, and raises the thought that maybe Dix was trying to imply that the men would be marching to their death, only to become ghosts and to disappear forever. The center painting is what draws the viewer’s attention to a deadly battle. It shows no survivors and with very little open space in the painting.
Later on Sassoon got wounded and wrote a letter to the military department that he refuses to go back. Because of shellshock, Sassoon needed to be hospitalized. During the war and in the hospital Sassoon wrote several poems as a soldier. He became successful with his poems as these were a good description of the life in
Compassion is something that the people of the holocaust needed. Let 's take the holocaust as an example from history that have made an impact on Myself and everyone else. The holocaust is a really sad event that really gets to me. I try putting My family and I in a situation like that but I can’t. I can’t see myself like that and I don’t think that anyone can.
“On the fire step in the trenches during the night, you could hear the groaning of the dying — but you couldn’t go out to help them” Cecil Withers, British Private. As it is mentioned in this quote, lives in trenches were a total catastrophe. World War 1(WW1) is one of the most miserable moments throughout the world history. From 1914 to 1918, massive number of innocent young soldiers were died in WW1 that was caused by tensions and desires between countries. Many countries were involved in WW1 including Canada.
The Civil War was a brutal time in American history, pinning neighbor against neighbor. Many families were broken up and soldiers often the went wandering into battle aimlessly. Frustrated by this war, an American author, Stephen Crane shows his distaste for this war by his ironic works: the poem “War is kind” and the short story “The Mystery of Heroism” by bringing the loss of family and pointless deaths to advocate against the war. Throughout “War is Kind” a mockery of how the barbarity of war affect spouses, children and parents of the soldiers lost. It specifically focuses on the families orientated around the soldiers in battle and how their deaths have came to be.
That phrase never made sense until this picture. The facial expression of this man feeling of portrayal and misery is heart wrenching. The way he holds his neck while his eyes and mouth are wide open impacts the reader in a way that isn 't explainable. The width and length of the many scars are awful.
Wilfred Owen who was born in 1893 is still named as one of the leading British poets of war poetry about World War I in the English literature. Throughout his poetries, he vividly captures the reality of war and chaos inside of the soldiers. Before the war, Owen was a language tutor in France, but he served in an army because he felt pressured by the government’s propaganda. Nevertheless, when he actually got into the army, he disillusioned and realized both pity and horror of war. From his dreadful experience, the anti-war feeling strongly created in his mind.
He shows deploring violence in the beginning, but later in the poem is calmer and gloomier. He is lamenting the dead of the young boys that fought in the war. In addition, he uses graphic descriptions that emphasize how horrid the war atmosphere was. From the hideous noises of guns with “monstrous anger” and “rapid rattles” of the rifles to the exasperation felt for the youth “who die as cattle” and “in their eyes shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes”, Owen depicts how much he despised the war. He mourns the undignified death of the youth, like animals in a slaughterhouse, in the first two lines.
To shoot a man in the head point blank in the middle of the street is not something that sat well with the American public. As said by Marien, "Some lasting images of the war experience were created only in photography" (368). This photo remains to this day one of the most recognizable photos of the war, and among the most tough to look at. This display of pure savagery showed how demoralizing and dehumanizing this conflict had become, and added to the ever growing anti-war sentiment. This photo was another example of how the war was consistently going against traditional American ideologies, and convinced the American people even more that this violence needed to
Any time someone brings up the war, or asks the soldier about it, all he can think about is the time he was unable to save that one guy, or how he was holding a young soldier in his hands as that young soldier bled to death. Seeing someone die in your arms can and will cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Paula Schnurr explains that people felt found relief when their condition was finally identified because before the diagnosis Schnurr explains the veterans’ thoughts, “Many people felt isolated and crazy and they thought it was just them. And they didn't talk about it” (Madigan). Because they believed the inner lies that they were alone, they discontinued a personal relationship with their families which created a stronger presence of being alone. A neglectance in communication caused many heartbreaks and trust issues. A WWII veteran's, Otis Mackey, interview appeared in the essay and supported the theme that war's psychological and emotional impacts will result in problems with the family.
The painting “The Trench Warfare” is a piece of art that represents the actions during war. It was painted by the German artist Otto Dix in 1932 as a way to criticize society and war. Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix or otto Dix was a painter and printmaker. Otto was known for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. As i compared it with the book ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque some of the themes in the books were similar to the themes in the painting.