“Just a moment ago, I called a volunteer standing two steps next to me who held his head out for too long after the shot. There is a jerk of his head at this moment, and the well-known, so horribly muffled tone of the bullet impact rings out, and the man slowly collapses into himself. The bullet penetrates the forehead and tears off half of the skullcap behind. Still mid-fall, he claws his hands into the wound and smears himself over and over with his own brains. It was a terrible sight.”
– Alexander Pfeifer, German Army. 1914
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