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Scene

Always in the dug out cramped, claustrophobic
Over 4 days short space of time v. condensed, confined
Set in Spring new beginning beginning of the end
Not much hope
V. unhygienic in trenches
Quiet suspense, sinister

Themes

Time
o constantly mentioned running out
Boredom in trenches
o nothing to…

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Osborne looks after others
o "Uncle"
Lost past
Raleigh's hero worship of Stanhope
o Emphasis of youth
Stanhope's efficiency looked up to by all
Mason diffuses tension comic
Belittling the war to make it controllable
Importance of trivial things in an inverted world
Similarities in Stanhope and Hibbert, differences in…

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