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All Quiet on the Western Front Scene 12

Scene 12

Scene 12

  • The bombardment continues; the soldiers look more disheveled.
  • A shell hits close and knocks down one of the dugout's support beams. Kemmerick bolts outside and is struck by shrapnel.
  • Paul and an officer get a stretcher for him. When Paul asks if it's bad, the officer lies that he doesn't know. He orders Paul to lie to the others and say he's okay.