If you have never read anything about World War I, you know what a brutal war that was. I had two grandfathers who fought and survived.
All Quiet on the Western Front is written from the viewpoint of a group of German soldiers who were friends and decided to join the great adventure as young boys just out of school. I am not sure whether the war made them men or just survivors. Their lives were surely changed and one wonders how any would be able to return to a “normal” life after fighting. This journey takes you on a ride through massed attacks, blundering leaders, massive artillery barrages, and brutal death. And between those times, it often was all quiet on the Western front.