There was a peace offering ordered by the French allies as a result of having allies and companions being killed but was turned down because the Germans wanted to keep fighting. (78-79, Murphy)
If the troops were left on the battle field alone, the truce would've lived on. It was only exceeded because of the commanding officers were ordering them to shoot one another. (98, Major Murdoch McKenzie Wood)
Signpost- Tough Question
¨How would history have been changed if Kaiser Wilhelm had been less arrogant and aggressive or had not egged on
Emperor Franz Josef? Could the First World War have been avoided if the kaiser had only read the Serbian response to
Austria-Hungary's ultimatum sooner? What might have happened if the war had been delayed long enough for the less warlike Charles I to take the Austrian throne?"(97, Murphy)
Truce by Jim Murpy
Mindset- seeing if peace is possible (growth)
To imagine peace, both armies fired at the air instead of each other to see if the Germans were really as bad as they were told and still fire at them.
Summary- Gist & Aha! Huh?
Maybe a truce could end it all
This was asked questions by Murphy since he was not the only person asking these questions to the past of history and the people who still believe in these things to this day.
What if any of the truces that were offered were accepted by Germany and/or the French allies?
Thinking about ending the war with a truce, none of the men would fire at each other until they were forced to by their commanders.
After the war people started thinking that the war was pointless and unneeded along with some people thinking that it shouldn't have happened in the first place let alone a second time.
Perseverance- challenges- heartfelt- keep your head held high- always try to look on the bright side
Aha! -Germans and the French allies offered a truce but turned down every time -People still don't see what happened and how many people died during the war Huh? -People ask all these hypothetical questions but can't seem to get any answers