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“Who these men were nobody knew. “Clear that away!” was all that was said of them, and they were thrown over the parapet and removed later on that they might not stink.” That line sums up the lack of humanity that prevails in all war, but it also underscores how men who hate each other feel about the other’s worth. “Clear that away”. Andrei would recognize this when he saw the men in the water: fodder.