World War 1, Quote #6

September 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The World Remade by G.J. Meyer: 

"France had suffered as much as any country and more than most, the [First World] war having taken nearly 3.5% of her population, one of every four men between the ages of eighteen and thirty.  But a dozen other nations were similarly bereaved.  From Portugal to the Russian steppe, men were learning to live without a limb or all their limbs.  And learning to live with the compulsive twitching and trembling that were among the mysterious symptoms of shell shock, a new kind of affliction the name of which reflected ignorance of its cause."


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