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The Tin Drum - Chapter 30, The Christmas Play Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 30, The Christmas Play Summary

There is much talk in the news of strategic retreat and evacuation. Rumors of Nazi secret weapons and a final, glorious victory are rife. Oskar's voice is the Duster's secret weapon. Their clubhouse is the cellar of one member's home, the son of a Nazi official. They boys have an impressive store of gasoline, parachute silk, canned goods, tobacco and Army watches, some machine guns and hand grenades. Oskar insists they bury the weapons and gasoline in the garden, saying, "our weapons are of a different kind." After dark, from his bedroom window at Mother Truczinski's, Oskar sends his voice out to demolish the windows at targeted buildings. The Dusters enter, destroying Party headquarters or robbing a print shop that produces ration cards.

Since Oskar remained at home, he is not sure if it was the Dusters who drowned two officers...

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