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On Killing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 3, Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 3, Killing at Mid - and Hand - Grenade Range Summary

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Section 3, Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 3, Killing at Mid - and Hand - Grenade Range Summary and Analysis

Grossman starts by showing a questioner's surprise when it turned out that only 50% of front-line infantry soldiers reported with certainty that they had killed even one opponent during their service at war. Hand grenades proved to be a favored weapon of choice during World War I. Even though their devastating effects were horrifying, they were easy to use without having to observe the damage done. The author also introduces some physiological reactions to killing - the intoxicating, euphoric effects. Apparently, remorse and regret frequently follow.

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