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Book Summary

First published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues (1928)

Teacher's Guide from Random House

Plot, Biography and Reception from the Modernism Lab at Yale University

The Most Loved and Most Hated Novel about World War I, Smithsonian, June 16, 2015

Erich Maria Remarque, 1929
Erich Maria Remarque, 1929


Author Biography

Erich Maria Remarque from New York University

Birthday, June 22 from the Writer's Almanac

Obituary, September 26, 1970 from the New York Times Learning Network

Poster for the 1930 film
Poster for the 1930 film


Multimedia Resources

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Go here for the 1930 film Trailer on YouTube

All Quiet on the Western Front (1970)

All Quiet on the Western Front (2016)

Pop Culture 101: All Quiet on the Western Front from TCM Film Archive describes the history of showing the 1930 film on television.

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Lesson Plans

Unit Plan and Ideas

When to Go to War?: All Quiet on the Western Front, Washington's Farewell Address and Wilson's Declaration of War from Public Schools of North Carolina.

A Solider's Story: World War I Lesson Plan from the Harry Truman Presidential Museum

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Historical Connections

See World History II.18 for background on World War I