The Question and Answer section for All Quiet on the Western Front is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The soldiers actually are connected with animal-like traits throughout the narrative.
The cook is angry because he cooked for 150 men, and only a few showed up for dinner. Some were changing, but many were dead.
"They won't be fed by you to-day. They're either in the dressing-station or pushing up daisies." The cook was quite...
They use old bread to bait and then attack the rats.