One 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:
“Keep The Home Fires Burning”:
“All Quiet on the Western Front”:
Trailer for the 1930 film:
Trailer for the 1979 TV movie: