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All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Baumer travels to join with his company once again, but cannot find them at first. He desperately inquires as to his comrades, but no one has the information. It takes days for him to locate the troops, and he almost weeps with relief when he sees his fellow soldiers have avoided harm, for now.

The troops are encouraged to polish up, and new uniform parts are handed out, without explanation. The troops drill for days, which seems banal and elementary, considering their experience. Finally, explanation comes. The Kaiser is visiting to pass out medals in person. The men debate the power of certain titles, and the person behind the war. Tjaden points out that he has nothing to gain from the war. The men finally agree that the speculation does them no good. They are made to exchange the new uniforms for the old once again.

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