What is the climax in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms?

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The climax comes when Henry escapes after he and Piani approach the Tagliamento River in the full swell of the Italian retreat. The Germans had reinforced the Austrian troops, and the Italians were in full rout. Deserters, or those who seemed to be deserters, were being detained at the bridge over the Tagliamento, then executed on the spot. Henry is arrested, tied to a tree and about to be shot when he breaks free and escapes to the...

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