Netflix’s new movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, was adapted from Erich Remarque, a German veteran from World War I.

The book has been adapted before but this is the first time the movie was made with Deutschland speakers.

This movie reminded me of how important it is for us veterans to tell these stories because war is not glamorous at all.

War is burning shit pits in Afghanistan, it’s watching your friend bleed out and turn grey, and the haunting visions don’t go away.