**_Although partly a technical showcase...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
**_Although partly a technical showcase rather than a story, it's still a terrific Great War movie_**
>_In the newspapers you read: "Peacefully they rest on the spot where they have bled and suffered, while the guns roar over their graves, taking vengeance for their heroic death". And it doesn't occur to anybody that the enemy is also firing; that the shells plunge into the hero's grave; that his bones are mingled with the filth which they scatter to the four winds – and that, after a few weeks, the morass closes over the last resting-place of the soldier._
- Kanonier Gerhard Gürtler (Königlich Bayerisches 3. Feldartillerie-Regiment Prinz Leopold)
>_Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,_
>_Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,_
>_Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,_
>_And towards our distant rest began to trudge._
>_Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,_
>_But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame...