“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. Some soldiers would even go crazy from seeing all of their comrades being slaughtered in front of them.
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.
He was sent to war in 1915 and gained a military cross for bringing back a wounded soldier during heavy fire. 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
He must have wanted people to feel compassion for him. Compassion is to love and care which is something he didn’t have. 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.
“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. Those scars symbolizes the abuse these men and women went through.
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.