The WarsBook - 1977
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In 1915, Robert Ross, a young Canadian, enlists as an officer and begins a geographic and psychological journey through army training, troopship life, the slaughter at Ypres, a love affair in England, and the devastation of Belgium.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: intense war scenes are described as well as scene of rape
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Someone once said to Clive: do you think we will ever be forgiven for what we've done? They meant their generation and the war and what the war had done to civilization. Clive said something that I've never forgotten. He said: I doubt we'll ever be forgiven. All I hope is - they'll remember we were human beings.
He stood where the gate had been and he thought: 'If an animal had done this - we would call it mad and shoot it,' and at that precise moment Captain Leather rose to his knees and began to struggle to his feet. Robert shot him between the eyes.
"Instead, she waved from behind the glass and she watched her boy depart and her husband standing in his black fur coat- it seemed for hours- with his arm in the air and the snow falling down around him. 'Come on back to the raf', Huck honey.' And this was what they called the wars."
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