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A Very Long Engagement Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Terror of the Armies Summary

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The Terror of the Armies Summary

One day Celestin Poux, previously reported to Mathilde as dead, rides up to Mathilde's house on his motorcycle. He tells her that although he cannot remember all of the details, he often thinks about that night in January when they threw five condemned men over the top of the trench named Bingo Crepuscule. He believes that That Man died first, as Celestin himself saw him crawl behind a pile of bricks just as the enemy's machine gun began its fifteen passes over no-man's-land. Next, Celestin saw Six-Soux die when the man suddenly stood up, yelling that he wanted to urinate like a man, standing up. Six-Soux's arm had been infected with gangrene and he was delirious. He was singing and preaching that the war should end as he stumbled around, and enemy fire renderd him dead.

After that, Common...

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