1964: Stefan Westmann: How it felt to kill a man | The Great War Interviews

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Stefan Westmann, who served as a Corporal with the German 29th Infantry Division, remembers – with harrowing candour – how he killed a French Corporal while fighting for ground on the Western Front. The experience led Stefan to wonder how war can turn civilised men like him into killers. This is an extraordinary account of the life of a soldier in The Great War.

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