was there guilt from the men in world war 1 because they killed someone? And if so, where is some information to back up this theory?
not sure I understand this question at all. In every war soldiers kill enemy soldiers. Why "in World War 1" and not any other?.
Said that war is war: meaning fighting; meaning killing involved. If any crime was attached to killing someone in a battle, then a high population of this planet would be criminals, when almost all of them only did fight for their nation and try to stay alive.
So, I can't see any "guilt" from the men in world war 1 because "they killed enemy soldiers".
I'm Writing an essay about world war 1 and i wanted to know if they felt any guilt because they shot someone dead.
Ah, now I see. I didn't understand it at first.
Not really into the psychological effects WW1 had on combatants, but I guess it was like any other war before and after. I guess there was a bit of everything. Probably on a bigger scale than previous wars because of the dimensions of the war and battles fought, and because there were some chemical weapons used. But as far as soldier "guilt for killing" goes, without knowing any specifics, I guess it was there, as it was in prior and later wars.
You must understand War and fighting. Wars are fought over various things, power, land, ect. As a former Army Solider who has been in battles , I have no remorse for what I had to do to save my buddies and my life. Now do I have thoughts of those times yes, I did what I had to do at the time. Do , I like taking someone's life No. Would I do it again Yes.
War is the most cruel thing man can do to another human but in order to survive, one does what one has to do.
Just my feelings on this
War will be waged as long as there are people willing to wage it. No more soldiers, no more armies, no more wars, simple as that.
I mean, look at Gandhi, he "defeated" an Empire with non-violence. He played on the "guilt" factor obviously, psychological warfare if you will, but never took a physical life of a human being. He was an orderly in the Boer War in South Africa and saved many a life AMOF.
Except soldiers in foreign countries didn't invade (us) and move in on your territory. So soldiers defending their home land feel stronger on killing someone defending himself and his people. Mostly Us soldiers do have remorse and those who don't, really? Soldiers see horrible things.often times after war people never really are the same, and emotionally , psychology damaged. Watching your buddies die they watch their buddies die we watch us kill each other we are such good people