Into the Furnace:
The First World War as Holocaust
“Every nation was profligate of its manpower and conducted the war as if there were no limit to the number of men who were fit to be thrown into the furnace to feed the flames of war.”
Harry Pearson, reported by Winifred Holtby
"Pearson told me about all the enormities he had seen at the front: the driving - the callous, perpetual driving by some great force which shoveled warm human hearts and bodies, warm human hopes, by the million into the furnace.”
David Lloyd George, speech of Nov. 24, 1918 on
British soldiers in the First World War:
"I cannot think what these men have gone through. I have been there at the door of the furnace and witnessed it. I saw them march into the furnace.”
The First World War, July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918
claimed the lives of at least 6,000 men a day.