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Christian Shakespeare
Publisher: Services LLC
Pages: 383

In 1915 a young German boy answered the call of his country. He went to war as a patriot, he came back as a pacifist.Dead on the Western Front tells the story of Anton Emmerich, an eighteen year old and fresh out of school. Carried on by the wave of hope, expectation and patriotism he signs up for the army to serve his nation as everyone in his generation is expected to do. However the brutality of training sets him up for the nightmare he is about to face in the mud and extreme horror of the trenches of the Western Front. He is not alone; plenty of friends accompany him and share in his experiences and their friendships only grow stronger through the bond of comradeship even as the shells fall and the bullets fly. But the war is never far away, one by one they fall, succuming to the sheer barbarism of industrial warfare. With each death Anton mourns and a little piece of him dies in ...
Amazon Rating:
4 stars from 13 ratings