By Erich Maria Remarque
Paul Baumer enlisted together with his classmates within the German military of worldwide warfare I. younger, enthusiastic, they develop into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got discovered, they holiday into items lower than the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible warfare plods on 12 months after 12 months, Paul holds quick to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the foundations of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of an analogous new release yet assorted uniforms opposed to every one other--if in basic terms he can pop out of the battle alive.
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36 Obeying the Ten Commandments For a time the imperialist league did well, In the north, Overyssel was taken, although fighting along the frontier with Artois was not going well. In northern Italy they advanced, routing the combined forces of the French, Swiss and Venetians at Bicocca on 27 April 1522 and holding on to most of Milan. Genoa surrendered in May. But there was now an unlooked for complication. On the death of Leo X in December 1521 the College of Cardinals unexpectedly elected the Netherlander Adrian of Utrecht as pope.
In part it reflected the French king’s own obsession with Italian expansion. He had started his reign with brilliant campaigns that had given him control of large parts of north Italy, notably Milan and the neighbouring states. In part also it was because tradition associated control of Italy with hegemony and there were a number of people at Charles’ court who urged him to take this direction. Gattinara in particular stressed that Italy was the foundation of Universal Monarchy and must henceforth be Charles’ priority.
39 Guicciardini, Storia, III, 1523. CLIII Calais conference, esp. 556-558 exclusion from Italy; sticking point, 579-580, 584-5. Wolsey tartly reminded the French (558) that it was not right for a vassal to order his superior, an allusion to Charles’ imperial authority over Northern Italy, including the fiefdom of Milan which Francis claimed. 38 Mia J. Rodríguez-Salgado 29 a factional dispute to oust the francophile Chièvres. Chièvres’ death at the end of May 1521 removed the strongest restraint on Charles and left the way open for the aggressive Mercurino di Gattinara to take over as chief imperial adviser.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque