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A Description of Life in the German Trenches during WWI In an age driven by technology the face of war has changed so dramatically that wars can now be fought on digital battle fields from ships that volley missiles capable of devastating entire armies at distances measured in hundreds of miles It is far cry from life experienced by soldiers in WWI whose only protection from the nearby enemy lines merely feet away were miles of cold and shallow trenches that zig zagged their way across Western Europe Carl Zuckmayer a writer and WWI veteran describes his experiences in the trenches on the Western front of the war and the effect it had on his life and political views during post war years in his autobiography entitled A Part of Myself Born in 1896 and only seventeen at the outbreak of war in 1914 Zuckmayer was a gifted poet whose leftist political views had a major influence on his initial disapproval of the war I will never kill anyone I would rather go to prison Zuckmayer 141 was his response when asked about whether or not he would join the army However upon returning home from his summer vacation he was quickly swept up in the patriotic euphoria of the German people were He writes I remember precisely what I was feelingsomething was entering me-not like an infection but rather like some form of radiation like a completely novel tingling current as if I had put my hand on the grip of an electrified machine 142 This renewed sense of national pride was fueled by the mass belief that a war with France and Russia would be a quick and victorious one As with the rest of the German people at that time he would comes to find out in the following years that this is would not the case However it
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