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.
Ginger has cooked for the men who've gone into combat (150), but when only 80 return he refuses to feed them on the premise they needed to wait for the others........ when an officer comes by he's told to FFED the men....... he does.
I think the author meant to end the book with a heavy sense of irony. In a sense it is tragic irony as the reader witnesses Paul's friends die one by one: including Kat. Paul and his friends were unwillingly made into a creature of war. They...
The significance of the bitds chirping is that they are living life normally..... the action and sounds of war no longer frightens them.
The birds too are just as carefree, they have long since accustomed themselves to the war.