The Ghost Road - Part 2 Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 13 Summary

Chapter 13 takes us back to the Western front in France. Billy Prior continues to write in his journal. It's now October of 1918 and Billy and his troops have been fighting the enemy while being confined to abandoned foxholes. There are two tragedies during this period: Billy's aide de camp, Longstaffe, is killed; and his friend, Hallett, is seriously wounded.

Although fatalities are a product of war, Billy writes that the reason the war is ending is partly due to his infantry's effort at breaking through the line and holding their position. Because of this, this division is pulled back from the Front and another division is put in their place.

Mail comes for the troops and Billy receives a letter from his fiancée, Sarah, telling him that she did not get pregnant during their time together. He's relieved. He goes through the mail...

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