A Farewell to Arms - Chapter 9 - 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9: Henry arrives at the battlefront, where he and the other ambulance drivers prepare, both mentally and logistically. The men discuss the futility of war and argue over the best ways to end it, if it ever will end. Henry leaves to go find food for the men, but only tracks down some macaroni noodles and slices of cheese. The battle begins and Henry braves the nearby fighting to get the food to his men. They eat without forks as the artillery outside grows louder. After a loud explosion, Henry finds himself unable to move his legs properly and sees that the driver from his ambulance, Passini, is lying next to him, severely wounded. As Henry is thinking of how to patch up Passini’s legs enough to move him to safety, his colleague dies. Two of the other ambulance drivers lift Henry and carry him to...

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