The Six Day War: Now it’s July

Soldiers’ Talk – later retitled The Seventh Day: Soldiers’ Talk about the Six-Day War – caused quite a furor.

July 13, 2017 21:37
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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Everything that can possibly be said or written about war was said and written long ago. There is nothing new, only variations on an indescribable theme.

Nothing new – unless the words refer to your own experience of war. Then they become unique, your property, to do with as you will. Oblivion must have its share. Silence has many uses. So do the word-barrages one encounters occasionally, usually prefaced by “If you haven’t experienced it yourself, you can’t understand.”


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