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Willi Heinrich: If the women had their own way there would be the death penalty for making or bearing arms

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

German writers on peace and war

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Willi Heinrich
The Crumbling Fortress (Alte Häuser sterben nicht)
Translated by Michael Glenny

“We are not going to lose any men in this operation.”

Roger sighed. “”I wish we could have convinced their wives of that.”

“Leroy ought to do that,” said Pierre. “He wanted to be a priest once. As usual, though, it will be my job to tell the wives.”

“Rather you than me,” sighed Roger.

“The women of France,” said Raymond with pathos, know what they owe to the Republic.”

“Roger grimaced as though he has a mouth full of vinegar. “He ought to be War Minister,” he said to Pierre.

“Pierre grinned. “If the women of France had their own way there would be the death penalty for making or bearing arms.”

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