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Under Fire Summary
Henri Barbusse

Everything you need to understand or teach Under Fire by Henri Barbusse.

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Under Fire Summary

Plot Summary

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse provides a gripping first-hand account of life and death in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I to be published. With most of the narrator's comrades killed, a group of survivors from various units debates matters of war and peace, nationalism and justice, and then return to battle.

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse opens in the peaceful Alps as a group of intellectuals contemplate the coming horror of World War I. They hope that the soldiers who survive will force the world to change its ways. The unnamed narrator, who takes notes with an eye to writing a book, is assigned to a squad of diggers who fortify the front-line trenches on demand. They work by night and loaf by day. Much of the action takes place during rest periods...

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