All Quiet on the Western Front

Are the Germans beaten?

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According to Paul, they are not beaten. They're simply outnumbered and in combat with superior forces. They are crushed, not beaten.

For every one German plane there come at least five English and American. For one hungry, wretched German soldier come five of the enemy, fresh and fit. For one German army loaf there are fifty tins of canned beef over there. We are not beaten, for as soldiers we are better and more experienced; we are simply crushed and driven back by overwhelming superior forces.


All Quiet on the Western Front