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Under Fire Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Cpl. Bertrand - This character commands the narrator's squad until the character dies on Hill 119.

Firmin Volpatte - This soldier is temporarily sent to the rear to recover from a head injury, where the character becomes disgusted with the shirkers and their attitudes.

Lamuse - This large character is described as a "ruined tower," a gorilla, and a hog. This character is one of several who fall for a refugee.

Poterloo - This soldier discovers that their spouse is living with a German officer and dies in a shocking manner soon...

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