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More casualties pile up in the coming days; the men cannot always retrieve their wounded comrades in no-man's-land, and they die out there. They spend days trying unsuccessfully to find one wounded man whose cries grow increasingly hoarse and from seemingly everywhere. Rats devour the dead in no-man's-land. The smell of rotting corpses fills the air. The cries of wounded men and horses fill the air but none dare to venture out to save or put them out of their misery.