How many men die in the first battle of All Quiet on the Western Front (the 1930 film)? How do you know?

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This first battle depicted in the film was revolutionary for its time. Never before had the horrors of battle been portrayed so realistically on screen. It is unclear what the total number of casualties is, but we know that they are quite high. Paul's company alone lost about half of its soldiers. After the battle, Kat tells a cook who had been expecting 150 mouths to feed that

There's eighty of us left. The rest is in dressing stations [the infirmary] or pushing up daisies [a euphemism for dead].

This means that about half the company has been killed or wounded. It is unclear exactly how many are...

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