Oh what a lovely war?,
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This review is from: The War Walk: A Journey Along the Western Front (Kindle Edition)
An informative and well written WW1 battlefield tour. If anyone needs convincing that war is hell this book has it in spades (no pun intended). The sheer scale of the slaughter is testimony to the knee jerk ethos and blinkered mind of the General Staff who stayed well out of harms way, while the PBI (poor bloody infantry) took death and mutilation without hope. Catch 22 was written after all this huge slaughter and yet the same mindset prevailed not long afterwards - Yossarian was made to march to the very same drumbeat that sounded on the Western Front in 1914-18. When will we ever learn?