History Literature / AllQuietOnTheWesternFront

10th Oct '17 1:55:30 PM SantosLHalper
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* SerratedBladeOfPain: The narrator mentions that veterans on the front take away from new soldiers any sawtooth bayonets they find on them, as anyone captured with them is killed outright rather than taken prisoner.

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* SerratedBladeOfPain: The narrator mentions that veterans on the front take away from new soldiers any sawtooth bayonets they find on them, as anyone captured with them is killed outright and gruesomely mutilated rather than taken prisoner.
9th May '17 6:26:38 AM fdiaperhead
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* PrussiansInPickelhauben: Obviously.

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* PrussiansInPickelhauben: UsefulNotes/PrussiansInPickelhauben: Obviously.
6th May '17 12:24:14 PM fruitstripegum
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* CallBack: Fairly early in the film, as Paul and his squad are marching into a combat zone for the first time, there's a shot of Paul and several other soldiers looking back at the truck that dropped them off. At the end, after every soldier in that shot has been killed, the shot of each soldier looking back is repeated.



* CallBack: Fairly early in the film, as Paul and his squad are marching into a combat zone for the first time, there's a shot of Paul and several other soldiers looking back at the truck that dropped them off. At the end, after every soldier in that shot has been killed, the shot of each soldier looking back is repeated.



* LudicrousGibs: Very few characters die in subtle ways. Almost all the French soldiers charging and the Germans get gibbed by artillery shells.



* LudicrousGibs: Very few characters die in subtle ways. Almost all the French soldiers charging and the Germans get gibbed by artillery shells.
27th Apr '17 5:30:57 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* SwarmOfRats: There are tons of rats that gorge themselves on the countless corpses on the battlefield. They grow so large and bold that they are able to swarm and kill dogs and cats at one point.
28th Mar '17 12:19:05 PM Aquila89
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* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: After Paul kills a French soldier, he searches his body and finds out his name was Gerard Duval, a printer with a wife and young daughter. This haunts him for quite some time.
--> "But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"


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--> "But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"
25th Dec '16 7:07:15 PM jamespolk
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* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: Himmelstoß is awarded an Iron Cross (2nd Class) in the 1979 movie - by Wilhelm II in person, no less.

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* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: Himmelstoß Himmelstoss; is awarded an Iron Cross (2nd Class) in the 1979 movie - by Wilhelm II in person, no less.
15th Dec '16 6:59:21 PM jamespolk
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Taken to ridiculous levels when Paul casually mentions that the Russians used to be so bored [[TooMuchInformation that it was common to walk into a whole cell getting off at once.]]


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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Taken to ridiculous levels when Paul casually mentions that the Russians used to be so bored [[TooMuchInformation that it was common to walk into a whole cell getting off at once.]]
9th Dec '16 11:09:20 AM Aquila89
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---> "But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"

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---> --> "But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"
8th Dec '16 1:03:49 PM darkpast
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* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: After Paul kills a French soldier, he searches his body and finds out his name was Gerard Duval, a printer with a wife and young daughter. This haunts him for quite some time.
---> "But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"
8th Dec '16 12:52:48 PM darkpast
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* UncertainDoom: Detering is arrested after deserting. He is sent before a field tribunal and never heard from again. We never find out what happened to him, but it's likely he was ShotAtDawn.
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