Heinrich Beutow in Germany - 1914
from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 23:
My memories are those of a child of course. I was in a small German garrison town in 1914 and I remember very well the tremendous enthusiasm. Of course, we schoolboys were all indoctrinated with great patriotism when war broke out. My father was an active infantry officer and I shall never forget the day when they marched out to the trains. All the soldiers were decorated with flowers, there was no gun which did not show a flower. Even the horses I think were decorated. And of course all the people followed them. Bands playing, flags flying, a terrific sort of overwhelming conviction that … more >>
Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 23. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401983029398 accessed: 17 March, 2018
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Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:43:49 +0100