Brotherhood and Loneliness

  • Jack Belden


This divorce of the combat army from the civilian population, of course, is a characteristic of war in any time and in any place. Except in guerrilla fighting where the army and the people are often synonymous, in war time two different modes of existence are created so that the soldier and the civilian no longer seem to be working toward a common goal. What the soldier on leave at home misses more than anything else is the community spirit of the battlefield. He no longer feels that he belongs to some great brotherhood motivated by a common purpose.


Community Spirit Painful Knowledge Inevitable Fact Great Brotherhood Combat Soldier 
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© Jack Belden 1944

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