“Someday in the future, a few people will push buttons – and millions will die a terrible death.
And the problem with our memory is that it forgets, cheats, and distorts in order to survive. She turns death into an adventure if death spared you. But death is no adventure: the point of war is to kill, not to survive.
Therefore, only the dead can tell us the truth about war.
Words of survivors cannot convey it fully. “
Erich Maria Remarque
Vision Is Very Deceiving (1957 )