By Erich Maria Remarque
[Translated by means of A. W. Wheen]
Paul Baumer enlisted together with his classmates within the German military of global struggle I. younger, enthusiastic, they turn into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got discovered, they holiday into items lower than the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible struggle plods on yr after 12 months, Paul holds speedy to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the rules of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of a similar new release yet varied uniforms opposed to each one other—if basically he can pop out of the conflict alive.
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque