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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

The men arrive at their post, and begin to talk about the war. Henry's men are tired, and want the war to be over at all costs, even if it means surrendering. Henry believes that defeat is worse than war, and that the war would not be truly over were one side to stop fighting. He believes that there must be a victory on one side for the war to be truly over. The men are hungry, and Henry goes to find something for them to eat. The major at the food area knows Henry, and offers him a glass of cognac. The major tells him that the attack will begin sooner than expected.

The soup is not yet ready, so the major gives Henry some cold pasta and cheese instead. While he is waiting for the food, a wounded soldier is brought in. There...

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