Erich Maria Remarque born Erich Paul Remark, was a German author, best known for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. During World War I, Remarque was conscripted into the army at the age of 18. After the war he continued his teacher training and worked from 1 August 1919 as a primary school teacher in Lohne, at that time in the county of Lingen, now in the county of Bentheim. Erich worked at a number of different jobs, including librarian, businessman, teacher, journalist and editor. His first paid writing job was as a technical writer for the Continental Rubber Company, a German tyre manufacturer.