For my English class, we had to take a quotation from the novel All Quiet On The Western Front and match it to a picture.
I chose the quotation “Treches, hospitals, the common grave– there are no other possibilities” because I felt that it really depicted the desperation of Germany during World War I. During this time, germany had overused most of its resources to the war effort and they were runing out of men to fight. No matter where the men went they had a small chance of survival.
Hostpitals were getting too many patients for the doctors to take care of and they didn’t have the equiptment to deal with the new wounds. The trenches were getting overrun and blown up so survival was small. But most of all, the soldiers ended their lives in the common grave because the mass deaths were too many to give each man a funeral.