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: You always said you were going to take real good care of me, didn't you George? George Halley
: Wait a minute Eddie, I can explain! Eddie Bartlett
: Here's one rap you ain't gonna beat!
: I always say, when you got a job to do, get somebody else to do it.
: I trust my friends.
] George Halley
: That guys a sucker. I don't trust any of my friends. Panama Smith
: The feeling's mutual, George. They don't trust you either.
: [while running across the battlefield ablaze with an artillery barrage in progress, Eddie has just dived into a gaping shell hole for cover. He practically lands on top of another soldier who is already in the crater
] Now, do you always come into a rat hole like that? Eddie Bartlett
: What do you want me to do, knock?
: [In the shell hole: Eddie offers a cigarette to George. He in turn takes it, and then picks out bugs that apparently infest everything
] Ah, look at that. Them cooties are gettin' desperate: they're feedin' off tobacco. Eddie Bartlett
: How much can a cootie smoke?
: [Yet another soldier has dived into the shell hole for cover
] There's ten thousand shell holes around here and everybody's gotta' come divin' into this one.
: [In the shell hole, battle raging overhead
] What's a matta' kid? Ya' scared? Lloyd Hart
: Yes I am. George Halley
: [Chuckles unsympathetically
] No heart, huh? Lloyd Hart
: I'm beginning to think so. At least I haven't got any heart for this. I thought this business would be over with before I got here. George Halley
: What, are you a college kid? Lloyd Hart
: I just finished law school. Eddie Bartlett
: Oh, a lawyer, huh? Can you think of anything that can get us out of this hole? George Halley
: Aw, he wouldn't if he could. He's one of them guys that cheer the loudest back home, and then when they get over here and the goin' gets tough they fold up. Eddie Bartlett
] Shut up... George Halley
: I'm talkin' to him... Eddie Bartlett
: [Talking to George
] And I'm talkin' to YOU. I don't like heels or big mouths. We're all scared, and why shouldn't we be? Whaddya' think they're usin' in this war, water pistols? Eddie Bartlett
: [Talking to Lloyd
] You're all right, kid. I like guys who are honest with themselves. Stay that way. Eddie Bartlett
: [the shelling around them has died down
] Come on. Looks like it's quieted down.
[the three men make their way out of the shell hole
: [Referring to The Sergeant, who rides roughshod over the men
] Someday I'm gonna' catch that ape without his stripes on and I'm gonna' kick his teeth out. Eddie Bartlett
: [Mockingly looking George up and down
] You must be quite a guy back home. George Halley
: [Shrugs nonchalantly
] I do all right.
: [the men are taking cover in a bombed-out farmhouse, shooting at German soldiers somewhere off-screen. Lloyd takes aim at a German soldier, but hesitates, then lowers his rifle
] Whatsa' matta', "Harvard," did you lose the Heine? Lloyd Hart
: No... but he looks like a kid, about 15 years old. George Halley
[Aims his rifle and without any hesitation shoots the young German soldier
] George Halley
: He won't be sixteen.
[Seconds later, a fellow soldier rushes in to tell them the war is over, the Armistice has been signed
: When you get an order in the army, buddy, you jump! George Halley
: You mean like you did when you worked for my old man and he caught you stealin' nickels? The Sergeant
: I ain't workin' for him now and I ain't workin' for you. George Halley
: Yeah well you might be. I'm gonna give you a break. I'm gonna let you stand behind the bar with all your medals on and tell all the drunks how you won the war.