7 Soldiers and 2 Friends
7 Soldiers and 2 Friends

“…We passed a barn, - burning like Hell, timbers falling.  The hay burning with a helluva pile of smoke and smell.  And inside were three horses, chained, restlessly shifting as the fire singed their hides.  One at a time I unchained and let those stable-bound bastards out of that barn.  And what the hell for?  They weren’t my horses, - and I’m no great animal-lover!  Besides, there were more important things to do.

I would not tell anyone of such a thing because they might not understand.  Believe me, tho’, for myself such actions are completely involuntary and unpremeditated.”

Letter from Luxembourg, February 3, 1945