All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front is a story of events that happened to a young man named Paul Baumer. Paul Baumer is a young man that was talked into joining the war by his teacher Kantorek, who also convinced the other boys in his class to enlist in the army and to serve their country. Kantorek said it was very noble to defend the land that gave them life, and that he beleived it would be a quick victory. After all the young men enlisted in the army they were taken to basic training, where they are trained to become soldiers by the postman turned Corporal, they moved out and joined the Second Company. During thierfirst assignment thefirst of their classmates, Joseph Bhem, was killed after being blinded on the battlefield and wandering out into the line of fire and was shot dead. They were next taken to the trenches where they fought off a forward attack of the enemy. After the day was finished they had lost seventy of their original one hundred and fifty. After a few more encounters with the enemy the Second Company goes far back in the battle lines where they rest and a few encounter some French girls whom they bring food to. After this Paul takes a short leave, in which he goes home and discovers that he is not able to have fun in his youth because he was so caught up in the war that he has lost all of his youth and he feels that he is only good for war, he rejoins his friends in the Second Company where they are again sent to the front line. On a patrol one night Paul was separated from his group and is forced into hand to hand combat with an enemy. Paul stabs and fatally wounds his enemy whom he watches die because he is pinned down by enemy fire. After this ordeal Paul is assigned to a supply depot. While evacuating the supply depot Paul and his friend Albert Kropp are shot and sent to St. Vincenz Hospital where Kroop's leg was amputated. Also, after Paul was sent to the dying room, he recovers, and is one of the only peop…


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