In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 29

IC 29 CoverOne hundred years ago, the world went to war.  After living through the war, a German soldier and writer named Erich Maria Remarque took his experiences and wrote them into a novel, All Quiet on the Western Front.  In this episode, I take a break from the Vietnam War and look back at Remarque’s World War I novel, giving it a full synopsis and review, then taking a look at two movie versions, and spending time on the poetry and songs of the First World War Era.

You can download the podcast via iTunes or listen here:  In Country, Episode 29.

Here’s some of the media (videos, songs, poetry, etc.) that I use or mention in the episode.

The video for “One” by Metallica:

The video for “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand:

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”:

Poems used in the podcast:

“The Last Laugh”

“The Things That Make a Soldier Great”

“In Flanders Fields”

“Anthem for Doomed Youth”

“Over There”:

“Keep The Home Fires Burning”:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”:

Trailer for the 1930 film:

Trailer for the 1979 TV movie:

Snoopy’s Christmas:

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