Genaral Horace Smith-Dorrien told the alliance, not to make a truce but the quickest way for the war to end was by defeating the German troops.
"Then all was quiet again and the unofficial truce continued."(Murphy 86)
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"If the truce had gone on and on, there's no telling on what could have happened," Moren replied. "It could have meant the end of the war. After all they didn't want war, and we didn't war and it could have ended up by finishing the war altogether."(Murphy 98)
Truce By: Jim Murphy
Mindset: Sees Effort As Necessary
Although the war was long, hard, and terrible, Emperor Charles I of Austria tried everything in his power to have peace and end the war.
To ignore the order by your general is a risky thing to do in war especially if it is a big decision like this.
Summary: SWBS, Aha! Huh?
Both sides wanted peace, but General Hores thought peace was a slow way to end the war, so both sides ended the war as soon as possible.
The author added this quote to show that the soldiers were curious about what could have happened if they didn't end the truce.If the war would have ended or if it would have made someone break trust.
Hoping peace could still be achieved, Emperor Charles I of Austria proved that peace was achievable.
Violence is never the answer, Peace, Tragedy, War, Sacrifice
World War 1 killed over eight million people. Some generals didn't want peace but to keep fighting.
What do you think would have happened f they kept the truce going?