The Shell-Shocking Reality of World War One--Khaalilah Muhammad

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World War One was the defining shift from a society characterized by Victorian ideologies, to one that had adopted a Modernist worldview. The War was a wake-up call of sorts, forcing society to question everything from gender roles, class systems, and more importantly, the art of war. For centuries, despite the negative outcomes brought on by war, it was widely beleived that dying for one's country was the proper thing to do--it was heavily romanticized. But unlike previous wars, World War One impacted society on a global scale in just a few short years. No longer was war a "sweet and fitting" thing, and the public had to face this reality as the true horrors of the Great War unfolded before them....