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The Naked and the Dead Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary

Unaware that the campaign on Anopopei is effectively over, Croft pushes his men past the point of total despair and exhaustion; they long to quit, but their terrible fear of Croft makes them keep going. They hate him. Although he is almost as exhausted as they are, Croft continues because somewhere in his mind he believes he has been ordered to do so.

Roth's strength is failing, and Minetta and Wyman like him because he is even weaker than they are. Roth falls down continually, and the initially the platoon is grateful each time he falls because it gives them an opportunity for a brief rest. However, they start to become irritable with him as he delays them on a narrow ledge, and shift their anger from Croft to Roth. When he collapses in tears, Gallagher feels disgust and pity for him, and knows that...

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