- the war parts
2. How did the narrator find O'Hare after the war?
- by calling the telephone company and asking them to connect them
3. What does the narrator do to entertain himself late at night? Why do you think he can't sleep?
- he calls old friends
- has nightmares about the war
4. What did the narrator learn in college after the war?
- there was absolutely no difference between anybody
- nobody was ridiculous or bad or disgusting
5. What difference does the narrator see in the veterans who "really fought" and the veterans who had office jobs? Why do you think this difference exists?
- the ones who "really fought" hated war
- because they had seen the true horrors of war, while those in an office job hadn't
6. What response does the narrator get when he tries to get information about the Dresden raid from the Air Force?
- "the information was top secret still"
7. What does "Eheu, fugaces labuntur anni" mean in English?
- Alas, our fleeting years pass away
8. Why is Mary "polite but chilly" when the narrator visits O'Hare?
- she thinks that his book will glorify war and make young kids want to go to war
9. What happened during the real Children's Crusade?
- the children were sent to N. Africa to be slaves
- half drowned in shipwrecks
- most made it to Africa and sold
- some were accidently sent to Marseilles and were taken in by "good people" that sent them back
- "because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre."
- Kurt Vonnegut
- military bombing by the British RAF and the U.S. Army Air Force
- drobbed tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices that destroyed much of the inner city
- had become a safe haven for about 600,000 refugees
- one of the more controversial Allied actions of the Western European theatre