World War I  

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"As for individuals — other than members of the Belgian Government — the only statements I have seen are those of M. Henri Lambert and M. Paul Otlet, and there is certainly nothing in what they have written which suggests that my view of Belgium's interests is not the right view. Both these distinguished Belgians have written with sound sense and a practical appreciation of the underlying issues of the war and of the fate of their country."--Truth and the War (1916) by E. D. Morel

"The putrid flesh, like the flesh of fishes, gleamed greenish-white through the rents in the uniform. I turned away and then started back in horror: close to me a figure cowered beside a tree. It wore the shining straps and belt of the French, and high upon its back there was still the loaded pack, crowned with a round cooking utensil. Empty eye-sockets and the few wisps of hair on the black and weathered skull told me that this was no living man." --Storm of Steel (1920) by Ernst Jünger

"The days stand like angels in gold and blue, beyond our grasp, over the circle of destruction."--All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque

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World War I, also known as WWI, the First World War, the Great War, and "The War To End All Wars," was a global war which took place primarily in Europe between 1914 and 1918. More than nine million soldiers died and millions of civilians perished. The conflict had a decisive impact on the history of the 20th century. At the time it was said by many to be the "war to end all wars".

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