Before this war is over” he said–or something said through his lips–“every man and woman and child will feel it–you, Mary, will feel it–feel it to your heart’s core. you will weep tears of blood over it. The Piper has come–and he will pipe until every corner of the world has heard his awful and irresistible music. It will be years before the dance of death is over–years, Mary. And in those years millions of hearts will break.Those lines haunt, haunt and point towards a very real truth. Saying that Walter Blythe was right is an understatement. The Great War made a nightmarish scarlet stain on mankind. And it was followed by a second nightmare. In both of these mad, insane dreams that are only too real–too real parts of history–millions and millions died. Millions broke.
It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.~Robert E. Lee~ Picture from Google Images