• This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war.

    Harold Bloom, Erich Maria Remarque (2008). “Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front”, p.54, Infobase Publishing