"Far from breaking the German spirit, the treaty embittered that country's people and made them determined to Regain their former power" (Murphy,97-98).
"These feelings eventually led the German people to back a political extremist named Adolf Hitler and resulted, twenty years later, in World War II" (Murphy,98).
Signpost - Quoted Words
"'It is especially saddening,' the editorial lamented, 'that such soldiers are not in charge of the affairs fo Europe instead of the diplomats and potentates. If they were we would have a natural and human Europe'" (Murphy,98).
Truce By: Jim Murphy
Mindset- Persists to overcome obstacles
Although the truce had officially ended, soldiers in different places during the war refused the violent orders and didn't fight. Although when the Generals showed up, they had to put on a show by firing wildly above the opposite trench to show the war was "still going".
To rise again, Adolf Hitler the Nazi extremist leader rose to power and in that prosses reignited the fire of war.
Summary- Gist and Aha! Huh?
Truce ends! And an Armistice is signed!
The author quoted this person because news is influential and it shows us that if the people with less power (the soldiers) they would have been better leaders then the people that were leading them.
Why do you think the soldiers kept the truce up even when it ended? And why did the generals stop the truce?
Putting on a show for the general, the soldiers kept the unofficial truce going day by day not once shooting to harm each other, just showing enough so that the generals believed them.
Five topics and/or themes Peace, resilience, Stand up for what you believe in, open-mindedness, and deception.
Aha! The soldiers wanted still didn't want to fight after the truce ended and the generals were ignorant about the soldiers still not fighting. Huh? If the soldiers could keep peace now why couldn't they keep peace through WWI