Birdsong - Section 14: France 1918, Part 6, pages 416-465 Summary & Analysis

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Section 14: France 1918, Part 6, pages 416-465 Summary

Stephen, Jack, Evans and Jones head underground to enlarge the listening post at the end of the main tunnel, and soon after hearing a noise, an explosion drives them backward in the tunnel. Stephen digs himself out of the dirt, and finding Jack near him, he works to free the other man whose legs have been broken from the debris falling on him. Stephen explores the other tunnels but cannot find a way to escape. He sets off an explosion as Jack begins to welcome the idea of dying. Jack tells Stephen about his dead son, and Stephen promises to name a son John in his honor. Above ground, Lieutenant Levi, a German soldier, feels the force of the blast and leads two men into their tunnel. He doubts it is the action of the...

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