War is not really about heroes in most cases: It is about people who die, cities that are destroyed and living conditions made unbearable.
War is also about greed.
Leo Tolstoy, one of the great Russians and a giant of literature for so many fine reasons I would not count them all, captured this concept in a compelling story:
How Much Land Does a Man Need?
If you never came across it yet, you may think that even by its title you would know anyway… ‘Try it out.’
The end may be easily predicted – but the whole ‘run’ of it is masterfully done and never misses a step…