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Catch-22 - Chapter 24 "Milo" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 "Milo" Summary

The story races to a climax as Milo's trade syndicate grows beyond national boundaries, even into Germany itself. The syndicate now controls a large collection of pursuit planes, bombers and cargo ships assembled from both sides of the war, each with its national marking replaced with the stenciled words M & M ENTERPRISES, FINE FRUITS AND PRODUCE. Since Milo's planes are allowed free passage everywhere, he contracts with the American military to bomb the bridge at Orvieto, which Milo, playing both sides of the war, already contracted with the German military to defend against his own attack. Lieutenant Mudd, the dead man in Yossarian's tent, dies during this attack. When Yossarian accuses Milo of dealing with the enemy, the mess officer explains that the Germans are good customers, and that he has a responsibility to protect their rights as shareholders. Unfortunately, Milo's...

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