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Beschreibung des Verlags
The moving and eloquent letters of a young American soldier fighting in the maelstrom of the Western Front in World War One are an uplifting example of the human spirit.
Published in 1919, less than a year after the terrible conflict drew to a close, this book is an amalgamation of a series of letters written by a young soldier. Addressing his mother with well-mannered affection and devotion, the author describes the conditions on the front; his fond memories of childhood; his fellow company of soldiers; and the auxiliary and medical support.
Brimming with youthful exuberance and confidence, the author demonstrates a gift for words and poetic eloquence, alluding on occasion to the great writers he’d read. Convinced of the eternal and undying power of the human struggle, a memorable reflection of this brave soldier runs as follows:
“There is no death. Life goes on without hindrance or handicap. The one thing that troubles the men who come here is the fact that the ones that loved them are in agony.”