Tragically, many German soldiers returning home were indeed ruined in this way. Governing politicians in Paris and London were under great pressure from the press, the people and their parliaments to win the war.
They are destined to spend the rest of their lives as social misfits. October 7, - Poland, formerly part of the Russian Empire, proclaims itself as an independent state.
His war experience has left him unable to understand how the civilians compartmentalize their lives and intellectualize their feelings.
But Rochereau also has a much more poignant and exceptional memorial: Armies were to devise the plan and the principles of the artillery component. Additionally, the Germans suffercasualties in the two offensives and lack sufficient reserve troops. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Perhaps the best-known novel of Nigerian novelist, poet and essayist Chinua Achebe describes a tribal society falling apart as a result of the arrival of Christian missionaries.
Within 36 hours, the Americans take 15, prisoners and capture over pieces of artillery as the Germans withdraw. Three French armies accompanied by five American divisions cross the Marne River. They exchange awkward parting words, and Paul laments that he can no longer place his head in her lap and weep.
Despite Wilson's intentions, the United States never joins as an isolationist-minded U. Secret clauses in the treaty provide for German military activities prohibited by the Treaty of Versailles, including weapons manufacturing, to be done in Soviet Russia.
Her voice overwhelms Paul, and he is brought to tears. This occurs as the British 4th Army using tanks attacks German positions east of Amiens.
Its pages contain terms that have little in common with Wilson's Fourteen Points as the Germans had hoped. Background[ edit ] At the beginning ofthe British and French were still searching for a way to achieve a strategic breakthrough on the Western Front.
April - Germany and Soviet Russia conclude the Treaty of Rapallo allowing for economic collaboration. Wartime has made flirtation into just another way to use other people. Paul worries that if he tried to verbalize his experience, he would no longer be able to suppress it.
Such organizations provided some semblance of purpose and direction to men like Kropp and his old schoolmates, spiritually homeless in a Germany they no longer recognized.
October 13, - The Germans engage in a general retreat along a mile portion of the Western Front in France stretching from St. Fighting continues all along the Western Front until precisely 11 o'clock, with 2, casualties experienced that day by all sides.
His family goes to a slaughterhouse to get bones to make soup, but the bones run out before they can get any, and Paul brings his rations to his mother so that she may have something decent to eat. Some of the older generation of German civilians are hypocritical, and presume to understand the war better than the soldiers themselves.
The German politicians are shocked by the news, having largely been kept in the dark by the General Staff and the Kaiser till now. October 5, - The Allies break through the last remnants of the Hindenburg Line. Resistance from troops equipped with automatic weapons, supported by observed artillery fire, would increase the further the advance progressed.
This startling success emboldens General Ludendorff to change his overall strategy. October 2, - A military representative sent by Ludendorff to Berlin informs the legislature the war is lost and that armistice discussions should begin immediately.
British Expeditionary Force[ edit ] See also: The anti-democratic group vehemently opposes the Treaty of Versailles and claims the German Army was not defeated on the battlefield but was betrayed by a "stab in the back" wrought by disloyal politicians on the home front.
Meanwhile, political turmoil strikes at home as anti-war riots erupt in Bulgaria's cities along with Russian-style revolutionary fervor that results in the proclamation of local soviets. Bulgarian troops attempting to redeploy westward through the narrow Kosturino Pass are relentlessly bombarded by airplanes and overall troop morale collapses.
The corps artillery commander was to co-ordinate counter-battery fire and the howitzer bombardment for zero hour. Sentries could retreat to larger positions Gruppennester held by Stosstrupps five men and an NCO per Truppwho would join the sentries to recapture sentry-posts by immediate counter-attack.
Their horrific experiences of the front line have bred in them a deep-seated cynicism which will make it virtually impossible to readjust to life should they ever return home to Germany.
To the west of Reims, the advance is blocked by the U.
He returns home, and his eldest sister answers the door. Georgette, similar to Michael, is only a partial success. This will become the basis of a postwar "stab in the back" claim by German militarists asserting their troops at the Front were sold out by the politicians back home.
Troop losses from the flu epidemic soon exceed combat casualties, especially weakening the hard-pressed German Army. He is buried with military honors by the British.
The Germans push the British back three miles to the outskirts of Ypres, even taking back the hard-won Passchendaele Ridge.The novel is All quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.' and find homework help for other All Quiet on the Western Front questions at eNotes eNotes Home Homework Help.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a anti-war novel written by Erich Maria Remarque, who was a soldier himself drafted in WWI and fought on the Western Front.
All Quiet on the Western Front brought up a storm of political controversy and was banned in Germany by the government. PowerPoint: "Territorial Changes After World War I" What were the specific issues and over-riding principles expressed in President Wilson's Fourteen Points?
Identify all of the following nations that emerged after World War I from the collapse of the old Empires. All Quiet on the Western Front By Remarque, Erich Maria (Book – ) Fiction Remar.E Written during when the Nazi movement was building up, this novel presents a posture against the war, but mainly, against nationalism.
The Battle of Arras (also known as the Second Battle of Arras) was a British offensive on the Western Front during World War I.
From 9 April to 16 MayBritish troops attacked German defences near the French city of Arras on the Western Front. March 21, - Germany's all-out gamble for victory begins upon the launch of the first of a series of successive spring offensives on the Western Front.
The Saint Michael Offensive, named after Germany's patron saint, begins after a five-hour 6,gun artillery bombardment as 65 divisions from the German 2nd, 17th and 18th Armies attack the British 3rd and 5th Armies along a mile front in the Somme.Download