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Paul, Kat, Muller, Tjaden, Kropp and three others are assigned to guard an abandoned village where there is a supply dump. As Kat and Paul rummage through an abandoned house, a shell lands next door. Again, they are lucky to not have been injured. Once leaving the home, the men are startled at the sight of two suckling pigs, and they immediately catch the two animals so the group of eight can eat them. While preparing the great feast, the men are somewhat content until they realize that an enemy observation balloon has likely spotted them. They are immediately attacked. Despite coming under fire, the men somehow manage to remove themselves with the feast all intact to their safe place, a cellar in the house nearby. Once safe, the men relax and consume their feast. The group stays in the village for about three weeks and they are then given a new assignment.
The men are ordered to help evacuate a town, and while on duty, they are attacked by shellfire again. This time, both Paul and Albert are hit. Paul’s leg and arm are wounded, and Albert has been hit just above the knee.