Donnerstag, 30. April 2015, 11:01 Uhr

Der Elfenbeinturm in einer kriegsführenden Armee

Mr. Ashworth observed surprisingly little hostility toward the enemy expressed by trench soldiers; the further from the front, the more hostility. In the words of one front-line soldier, “At home one abuses the enemy, and draws insulting caricatures. How tired I am of grotesque Kaisers. Out here, one can respect a brave, skillful, and resourceful enemy. They have people they love at home, they too have to endure mud, rain and steel.”

Quelle: The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce – WSJ

Auch gut:

… and during the truce, they would tell Germans that they both should be fighting the French.

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