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Marguerite Steen: The sheer destructiveness of war made him angry

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Marguerite Steen
From The Sun Is My Undoing

His qualities of leadership would have made a fine officer, whose men would have followed him to the devil. An army career, however, was the last towards which Matthew aspired; apart from the fact that regimental society bored him, the sheer destructiveness and obstructivism of war made him angry and impatient. War meant the suspension of all financial activities apart from those immediately connected with war itself….

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