Study Guide

All Quiet on the Western Front Scene 3

Scene 3

Scene 3

  • Himmelstoss has the detachment perform drills.
  • First, he has them lie in the mud and advance slowly at his command in a sadistic game of red light, green light.
  • Then he has them march.
  • When he commands them to sing, the detachment sings weakly, so Himmelstoss orders them back to the mud drills.
  • The next time he orders them to sing, they sing loud and proud.