Analysis Of Fritz Kreisler 's ' Four Days Of The Trenches ' Essay

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War, the name itself leaves the man psychologically and physically disturbed. As described by Fritz Kreisler in his memoir “Four Weeks in the Trenches”, war not only bring destruction upon the nations and countries but also destroys the people engaged in the war. Kreisler described the situation of the people of Austria before the war; excited, determined, and eager to work for their country. Fritz and his platoon consisted of fifty-five men, two buglers, and an ambulance patrol of four men. Not all of the men were soldiers, but some were city-bred people living professional life, and some of them were peasants. But all of them had something in common, and that was the excitement and determination for fighting the war for the country. The terrifying exposure to the events of the war, leaves the man physically and mentally damaged, if survived.
On the contrary, to these feelings, were followed by negative thoughts. The first march was exhausting. Fritz noticed the nervous strength and will power of each individual in his platoon, towards fighting the war. But on the battlefield, the scenario was fully different. The way, they were supplied the food, the way of living, and the fear of being shot while doing duties and fighting on the front-line.
World War I, was unprecedented in terms of its scale and the suffering experienced by the combatants [1]. The psychological disorder during the war was assumed of great importance as a quarter of the hospital was filled with soldiers,…

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