>>7646267 Pretty much this. You might want to check out some books written in Eastern Europe, they are FAR different from the usual "war is hell" schtick, mainly because of historical circumstances (that region didn't suffer that much, if at all).
>>7648273 >""""""""""""Great"""""""""""" War >it's just Europeans squabbling amongst themselves over inane irrelevant shit yet again >American graciously sacrifices millions of souls to play daddy and end their idiotic argument >they imagine that they did it all their own and get upset if Americans talk about it in their own media
Really shows you the actual war, not the exaggerated horseshit that people picture it as today.
Average person's thoughts:
>sat around in my trench all day (on the frontline of course!) and watched the rats gnaw at my friends at all times >well, that was when i could catch a break from the constant artillery >did i mention i had trench foot? yeah, i have trench foot all the time >and there's dead bodies everywhere. absolutely everywhere. >oh no more shells >hope we don't get charged today because that happens every hour on the hour >more shells >oh no gas! >trench foot >shells >more shells >no food send help eating rats eating friends maybe the rats were onto something here >shells >eating shells >mixing artillery shells and cheese i have a new dish it's called macaroni and cheese
>>7646255 There's also Arnold Zweig (no relation) who wrote a six part cycle on WW1. His authorship was approved by the DDR I'm fairly certain, and some of his stuff might seem too overtly political by some, but I've read Education before Verdun and I didn't notice any unified agenda, instead it's just damn beautiful and damn sad.
>>7652012 >>7652012 >>7652015 Thanks, I speak/read German so I'll keep an eye out for those. And on the way off chance that you know Danish I'd recommend the diaries and letters of Kresten, a Dane through and through who was conscripted because he lived on what was after 1864 German soil, he participated in major offensives and died for another guy's fatherland.
He was also an aspiring writer/lecturer which means that the prose is genuinely great at times.
>>7648273 >>7648294 >>7652007 This is a literature board and yet we have cretins like this who are arguing who is to blame for a murdering from which no decent human being had any benefit other than inspiration to express their dissatisfaction and experiences from such a terrible event, instead of realizing that anybody that was pro-war was wrong.
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