“Only here, before his eyes, were there no distinctions of race or breeding. Here they slept together, not berthed separately under the neat aeration of the crosses but rolled together in one long trench–Christian and Negro and Jew, patrician and laborer: all of them were good enough to die, to sink to mortality and lie together.
Only in time of peace were they unworthy.”
– Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
(Death, the great equalizer.)