The unknown author of this moving text details a battle during World War One.
Translation: Those struck by inferno fire are destroyed. Through thundering gun and cannon fire, you can hear shouting of wounded soldiers or bold attackers, storming and laughing at death. From trenches angry human figures are jumping out and charging at the enemy stabbing him with bayonet into his chest and stomach, or pieces of human bodies, heads, arms and legs are jumping into the air when a shell hits its target.
- Article by:
- Vanda Wilcox
- Race, empire and colonial troops, Life as a soldier
In a war that saw new weaponry technology and great numbers of casualties, Assistant Professor Vanda Wilcox considers the common experiences of soldiers in active combat.