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All Quiet on the Western Front Scene 19

Scene 19

Scene 19

  • Paul returns to Kemmerick's bedside and tries to convince him he'll get better. Kemmerick doesn't think he will, and he tells Paul to take his boots to Mueller.
  • When Kemmerick goes into convulsions, Paul runs to fetch a doctor, but the doctor has too much work to provide individual care.
  • The scene cuts to the front of the field hospital. Paul descends the stairs holding Kemmerick's boots.
  • He runs while clutching the boots tight. Soldiers jeer at him, yelling he stole the boots.