All Quiet on the Western Front: War and its Purpose Essay
Though the physical pain of war is most of the time just temporary if survived, the emotional and mental pain at the hands of war is eternal.
It is impossible to say that war would not change the lives of the people involved with it mentally regardless if one fight in it or not. "Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades--words, words, words, but they hold the horror of the world." Paul started out at first saying how war will bring honor for his country