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Unformatted text preview: When World War I began in August of 1914, many of its participants were enthusiastic. Few of fighting age had experienced the reality of warfare, and many of the participant countries were filled with romanticized images of victory, nationalist vehemence, and feelings of social unity. August Heisenberg, still an officer of the Prussian reserves, was called to active duty. August's political views were strong, and he was not content with mere garrison duty. By October of 1914, he was promoted to captain, and by January of the next year he was leading a company on the front in France. The esteem that Werner held for his father must have increased greatly during the early period of the war, for August showed courage both in word and action. By April of 1915, however, August had had enough of the war, as he soon suffered disillusionment out in the brutality of the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08
- World War I