[...] men inculcated with a particular view of the world will not, Fussell tells us, surrender that view without a struggle. [...] the Tommies of the Great War used their old emotional-intellectual vocabulary to make sense of and attenuate the horrors they encountered. Why read an aging study of a war almost a hundred years gone by?
THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY Arthur Bilodeau Military Review; Nov/Dec 2009; 89, 6; Docstoc pg. 116 Reproduced with permission of the copyright own
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