Birdsong - Section 13: France 1918, Part 6, pages 407-415 Summary & Analysis

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Section 13: France 1918, Part 6, pages 407-415 Summary

Visiting Gray one morning, Stephen is told he is doing well and the memorial for the regiment will be a proud list, but Stephen feels "no pride in the unspeakable names" (page 408). Gray announces that Stephen's staff attachment is finished and he is returning to the Front. They are going to attack soon and Stephen can lead his old company if he wants. Gray is irritated by Stephen's indifference. After the tunnelers' work reaches its climax with the explosion at Messines Ridge, Jack writes to Margaret that they are on road repair work again. Before rejoining his company, Stephen uses two days of leave to visit Jeanne in Rouen, and she is shocked by his gray hair and vacant eyes. She updates him on Isabelle's devotion to Max and encourages him not to give up...

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