ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Review by Martha K Baker

Here’s a thought: do not go shopping on November 11. Watch Edward Berger’s version of Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. November 11 used to be Armistice Day until President Eisenhower changed the title in 1954 to Veterans’ Day to honor all who serve. Berger honors them by showing the truth. All Quiet on the Western Front is mostly in English despite being told from a German point of view. Instead of being disconcerting, the English emphasizes the universality of the insanity of war.

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