Men Wanted for the Army
"It is ignoble, this type of warfare. Instead of bringing out all that is noble in a man it brings out only his worse self-meanness and greed and ill temper. We are not, in fact, leading the life of men at all but that of animals, living in holes in the ground and only showing our heads outside to fight and to feed."
Alan Seeger, Letters and Diaries of Alan Seeger
American soldiers in a partially-dug trench
The War of the Nations Portfolio (New York: The New York Times Co., 1919), 180.