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All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter Three begins with a new batch of recruits arriving with reinforcements to the barracks of Bdumer's company. The youngest are two years younger than Bdumer and his classmates. He observes that they look like infants. Katczinsky welcomes them by sharing some beef and bean stew that he has acquired, after the recruits complain about eating nothing by turnips for days. Katczinsky explains that the next time they come to him for provisions. They should have a suitable trade ready.

Bdumer explains further, how it is the Katczinsky comes by provisions when nothing seems to be available. The first example of Katczinsky's resourcefulness occurs when the company is housed in an old factory with bed made of planks and wire netting. Katczinsky disappears, only to return with enough straw to make beds that are more comfortable. In the next instance, he appears back at the remote camp...

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