All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front// What is ironic, or dramatically unexpected, about the book's ending?

Chapters 9-12

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Paul is shot and killed just as the war is about to end. In third-person narration, we learn that Paul died in October, 1918, on a day otherwise so calm that the army report merely stated "All quite on the Western Front." Paul's face seemed calm, "as though almost glad the end had come."