What is it that is happening? A war greater in area and scale and more fearful in carnage, than any that has ever been since life on the round world began. Five months--no more--have passed since the first gun was fired, and already the list of men who were strong, healthy, capable, keen, five short months ago, and who are now stark in death, outnumbers anything of its kind in human history. And to reckon up the load of sheer blank sorrow in innumerable homes, and the actual but incidental war sufferings, short of death, or possibly worse than death, would baffle the power of any man. Put thus bluntly, it is all horrible beyond words. -Randall Thomas Davidson
Original Publication Citation
Richard E. Bennett, “‘How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?’ James E. Talmage and the Great War,” in Religious Educator 3, no. 1 (2002): 87–101.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bennett, Richard, "How Long, Oh Lord, How Long? James E. Talmage and the Great War" (2002). Faculty Publications. 1081.
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