This does not change when Paul reaches home. The new recruits' first trip to the trenches with the veterans, to re-string barbed wire, is a harrowing experience, especially when Behn is blinded by shrapnel and hysterically runs into machine-gun fire. Paul pushes Himmelstoss to force him to keep on the offensive. Paul tries to get the man to come out with threats but Himmelstoss does not move until a lieutenant orders him. All Quiet on the Western Front was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1990. Paul writes a letter to his friend, Albert Kropp, the sole survivor of their class, who is now an amputee. It is based on the by.
His message is that war destroys people before it kills them. When he goes on leave, his home life is alienating. Paul and his friends now hate Kantorek and blame him for harassing them to join the army. His observations are told from a private, gentle, life-loving place in his heart, a place assaulted by almost everything in his surroundings. I am frightened: I dare think this way no more.
Every day that he can live will be a howling torture. I am a soldier, I must cling to that. Paul feels that soldiers burrowing in the earth to protect themselves make them return to their more animalistic nature. At most perhaps a bit of sand from the beach. She wears white stockings and white shoes, fine buckle shoes with high heels. The 1979 film was directed by Delbert Mann. Returning to Germany after the war, he changed his name back to the French spelling and worked various jobs—teacher, stonecutter, race-car driver, sports journalist—while working on his first novel.
Luckily, Kat steps in as a kind of adoptive father for Paul. Erich Maria Remarque, writer of the novel. It was the first sound film talkie directed by. Al quiet on the western front stresses the war that they just lost from an human perspective and showed the suffering and horror that war inflicts on both sides. I am no longer a shuddering speck of existence, alone in the darkness;—I belong to them and they to me; we all share the same fear and the same life, we are nearer than lovers, in a simpler, a harder way; I could bury my face in them, in these voices, these words that have saved me and will stand by me.
Paul talks and talks as his father asks questions, but eventually, Paul's father goes over the line and asks if Paul has ever had hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best—in a way that cost them nothing. Both have now been released on Blu-ray format. They arrive at a bombed-out French town amid a hail of enemy shells and meet some weary veterans, among them Tjaden Slim Summerville and Sergeant Katczinsky, known as Kat Louis Wolheim. However, when the kaiser arrives, Paul and his friends are disappointed by him and after his visit ends, their new uniforms are taken away.
He is especially frustrated when one person calls him comrade as though they have a bond together. He spots a bird and begins to sketch it, and when the bird starts to fly away Paul stands up to see where it went, exposing himself above the trench parapet. He fought on the Western front between Torhout and Houthulst in Germany until he was wounded and sent to the hospital to recuperate where he spent the rest of the war. When Paul and his battalion return to a French town for a rest week, they see the new recruits have grown younger and younger. During his journey, a bombardment takes place and he must take cover in a shell hole. Those are the dangerous moments. He appears to simply tolerate his father.
At the end of the novel, Kat is wounded in battle and Paul must carry him to the wound dressing station over the pitted battlefield so that he will not die alone. The Second Company is sent back out to the front lines in order to lay barbed wire. Paul is quickly reminded that is what he was there for. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come. Paul is a compassionate and sensitive young man; before the war, he loved his family and wrote poetry.
And our thoughts are clay. It is not now the time but I will not lose these thoughts, I will keep them, shut them away until the war is ended. Because of the massive surplus, the soldiers in line for breakfast plead their case to the cook that they should receive double rations for the day. This thought of fighting on the front line causes Paul to snap emotionally, though he controls himself by simply answering no and leaving the house. Beside her stands a man in white trousers, a blue jacket, and salor's cap. As a soldier Paul learns how to kill and, more importantly, how not to be killed.