Tim O’Brien killed a man while he was on guard although it was to protect the rest of the soldiers he was fighting in the war with he still felt guilty. Tim imagined how much of a great life or how he may have lived his life up until the day that he was killed by Tim O’Brien. Tim felt both the responsibility and guilt of the person that he killed while saving his own life in the process. Seeing a body as it is lying down in front of you nearly dying and there is not a chance of saving them could leave a scaring memory that would never go away all due to the fact that it happened right in front of your eyes and mostly because of you. Tim may have tried to forget or not think of what had happened but the death of someone usually never goes away and is somehow always a lingering memory that could not be
Trench warfare What were the conditions that the Australian soldiers faced in the trenches? It was very pellucid that the trench system was very excruciating and was hard to live in. the weather wasn’t always congenial. It was very gelid and damp as the trenches were composed out of mud and other substances. Due to the damp conditions trench foot occurred, leaving the soldiers to lose a foot or even both.
All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is a novel composed after World War One to convey the experiences of German soldiers during this horrific time of fighting. He brought to light many important issues that occur during wars. In this book, three horrors of war that had the largest impact were the lack of sanitation in the trenches, the loss of comrades, and the shock that came from unexpected and ongoing shelling. The lack of sanitation in the trenches caused many diseases, infections, and terrible memories to me made. For instance, while in the trenches at the front ugly, fat, and hungry rats would attempt to eat the soldiers’ bread and cheese.
Speech Introduction Good morning class, today I’m talking about world war 1 specifically trench warfare and life in the trenches. Trench warfare in WW1 had very harsh and extremely dangerous conditions. The trenches were constantly under attack, riddled with disease, lice, rats and it was also extremely cold in the winter and really hot in the summer. Main 1 In WW1 the soldiers suffered from many diseases and animals in the trenches, there were many problems such as trench foot, trench fever, lice and rats. In this quote on page 12 in the mud and water section it explains just how bad it was “The damp conditions encouraged rats, which fed on the corpses on soldiers and horses, while body lice were a constant irritant to every soldier.
Remarque describes the soldier’s struggles to keep their bread away from the rats that invest their living quarters (Remarque 102). The environment that the soldiers were forced to live in, was extremely uncomfortable, but also put them at risk for disease. Along with the disgusting living conditions, and life threatening injuries due to destructive explosions and gunfire, the soldier were endangered by WWI’s new use of mustard gas. Remarque explains the sheer panic that occurred when gas was detected. The soldiers alerted their fellow comrades of the gas, and then they had to quickly put their masks on and take cover in the shell hole.
“Through thundering gun, and cannon fire, you can hear shouting of wounded soldiers or bold attackers, storming and laughing at death” (Calm, Unknown). Trench warfare is probably one of the most iconic and studied factors of WWI. Soldier’s accounts and documented experiences of the warfare on European frontlines have illustrated the terrible and miserable conditions soldiers faced. “By late 1916 the Western Front containted more than 1,000 kilometers of frontline and reserve trenches” (Alpha History:TrenchWarfare,J.Llewellyn). Enemy attacks on trenches and advancing soldiers could come from an assortment of sources; Sniper fire, machine guns, poison gas, artillery shells, mortars, grenades, and underground mines.
The indentured servants lived in immense fear and faced death every single day due to their opposing enemies and widely spreading illnesses. The circumstances were so devastating that they would rather have their limbs loss than to continue living in the New World. During this time diseases and illnesses brought to the New World by Europeans were widely spreading and killing people by large numbers, and these indentured servants, including Richard Frethorne were treated horribly and even when they were sick. When were ill, they
In Erich Maria Remarque’s, “All Quiet on the Western Front” the soldiers face fear, hardships, love, trust, and death together during World War 1. The question is, why? All soldiers were clueless to the reason why they had to leave their families, friends, and loved ones, only to return home to suffer from the mental and physical pain afterward. The novel focuses on Paul Baumer who enlists in the German army and experiences the horrors of war while trying to survive in the trenches. “War Some More” by Sandra Osborne connects well with the novel in the sense that war is brutal and brings forth hatred without a solid explanation as to why.
One is wiping his eyes with a handkerchief and others are helping the sick and burying the dead. The walk to the new land was very dangerous and many died. The main idea of the image is to show that the trail of tears was one of the most harsh decisions that really upset the native americans. This document helps support my idea that positive does not make up for the negative because even though the US benefited by getting more land in a more convenient location, a ton of Native Americans died which is very
This not only makes them suffer but it also hurts others around them. Most soldiers when dealing with PTSD separate themselves from their loved ones and friends because of their “experience of near death and the fear that they will leave someone behind...” (The Emotional Effects of War on Soldiers). This can cause many problems with the family and the soldier’s relationships with others. Though, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any help provided for soldiers. Many soldiers have “recovered from their traumatic experience with the right care” and can
"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle. For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear.
“Men even when in great numbers fear the mongols even if there was only one” account by someone written in a letter. Many people including kids, fathers, mothers, priest, and many more lives were lost, due to the mongols need for war. The mongols would also shoot their own dead using catapults. Because of this the plague known as the Black Death started to spread to the rest of Europe. The christian were not as bad, sure they would kill and rape like the mongols did, but they did not take it to the extremes of the mongols.
no2 one really won this war because they both retreated at the same time since so many people had died, and all around it was brutal and horrifying and a war we would surely never forget. The North has been known for having a larger amount of soldiers then the south (Confederates). So far this has been the most bloodiest most terrifying battle of all because yesterday was the most Americans that have died in two battles combined. We will always and forever remember this day as the worst day in the history. Although almost a year part these two battles are both equally bad and very devastating to people all around the world and family and friends.
All these brave people faced harsh punishments such as being hung, shot, or killed with poisonous gas. To conclude, concentration camps did horrible thing to people just because Hitler did see them as "desirable", Hitler thought that we should live in a world without Jews. So he sent them to concentration camps. They lived in harsh conditions. They went through harsh labor that killed most of the people.