All Quiet on the Western Front - Study Guide Chapter 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 – As the men kill lice, which cover their bodies, the rumor that Himmelstoss has come to the front is confirmed. Himmelstoss was too tough on some recruits, and a local magistrate was alerted. Himmelstoss was then transferred. The men discuss what they would do if the war was over. Haie Westhus would continue to serve in the military, retire after twelve years, and live off his pension. The others are amused.

Himmelstoss arrives and is greeting coolly by Tjaden and Kropp. Tjaden refuses to stand and salute, and instead moons Himmelstoss. Meanwhile, Kropp and Muller discover that out of their class of twenty, only twelve are alive and well. Himmelstoss returns with a sergeant-major, seeking Tjaden. Tjaden cannot be found. Paul and Tjaden are called before the company commander, Lieutenant Bertinck, who is much respected. Paul relates the situation between Himmelstoss and Tjaden. Bertinck gives Tjaden...

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