Quotes August 14, 2020

“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1946
Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.”
Henri Barbusse, 1916
“We’re telling lies; we know we’re telling lies; we don’t tell the public the truth, that we’re losing more officers than the Germans, and that it’s impossible to get through on the Western Front.”
Lord Rothermere, 1917
“The cries of the wounded had much diminished now, and as we staggered down the road, the reason was only too apparent, for the water was right over the tops of the shell-holes.”
Captain Edwin Vaughan, 1917
“I wish those people who talk about going on with this war whatever it costs could see the soldiers suffering from mustard gas poisoning. Great mustard-coloured blisters, blind eyes, all sticky and stuck together, always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke.”
Nurse Vera Brittain, 1933
“However the world pretends to divide itself, there are only two divisions in the world today – human beings and Germans.”
Rudyard Kipling, 1915
“The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialized slaughter fear and appalling human suffering.”
Nick Harkaway, 2012