“For one mad moment the wh…

                    “For one mad
moment the whole slaughter whirls like a circus around me“

“We had fancied our task would be different, only to find we were to be trained for heroism as
though we were circus ponies.”

All Quiet on the Western Front – A must-read
novel about WW1 German soldiers by German soldier and writer Erich Maria
– Illustration: symbolic illustration depicting German soldiers in a sad & grotesque circus procession; the front being a cage, and,
just like circus animals, the trapped soldiers having little
control over their life. @ Pwwka.com