“Now that she saw Germans daily, with their bright blue eyes and shaggy beards, hearing their “Danke, Fraulein” for the soup, she struggled to understand why they and French and British lads had spent four years killing one another.Of course, she knew about the German atrocities in Belgium. She knew what terrible brutality they had caused in 1914. But surely there weren’t the ones who had done it. How did one nation produce both humble souls and killers?” ― Julie Berry, Lovely War