“It’s Hard to Really Hate” — WW2 Vet Remembers How He Felt About the Enemy (LISTEN)

An American GI exchanges a few words with a former enemy turned POW. One veteran, interviewed below, imagines how much he likely had in common with his foes on the other side of the battlefield.

An American GI exchanges a few words with a former enemy turned POW. One veteran, interviewed below, imagines how much he likely had in common with his foes on the other side of the battlefield.

“It’s a bunch of foolishness that young farm boys from Germany and young farm boys from the United States had to go and kill each other.”

“I HATE WAR as only a soldier who has lived it can — only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” Former Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke these words during a speech at the Canadian Club in Ottawa in early 1946. Of course such sentiments might well have been uttered by any of the millions of men and women who fought in World War Two. In this latest podcast from our friends at AudioBurst.com, one American veteran of the conflict shares his own hard-won insights into the terrible dehumanizing nature of war, his feelings about the enemy and even how future generations could prevent conflict from breaking out. It’s worth a listen.

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