By Ernest Hemingway
The simplest American novel to emerge from global conflict I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable tale of an American ambulance driving force at the Italian entrance and his ardour for a stunning English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the affection among Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, stuck within the inexorable sweep of conflict, glows with an depth unmatched in sleek literature, whereas his description of the German assault on Caporetto -- of strains of fired males marching within the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is without doubt one of the maximum moments in literary historical past. a narrative of affection and ache, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written whilst he was once 30 years previous, represents a brand new romanticism for Hemingway.
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The effect of fighting a total war on an entire population was to create a situation where all Vietnamese people were seen as fair game to kill. The most famous case of this (but by no means the only one) was the My Lai massacre in March 1968, where Charlie Company, led by Captain Ernest Medina and Lieutenant William Calley, murdered more than 350 unarmed women and children. An army psychiatrist reported later that, “Lt. ”48 My Lai was not an aberration—smaller, unreported My Lais happened throughout the war.
Soldiers would become demoralized by weeks of mundane patrolling and then they would be hit unexpectedly by the explosion of land mines or an ambush. Enraged soldiers would go back to the nearest area they had just been through and brutalize the villagers in a racist fury. The effect of fighting a total war on an entire population was to create a situation where all Vietnamese people were seen as fair game to kill. The most famous case of this (but by no means the only one) was the My Lai massacre in March 1968, where Charlie Company, led by Captain Ernest Medina and Lieutenant William Calley, murdered more than 350 unarmed women and children.
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway