[the condemned men are awaiting execution]
See that cockroach?
[cutaway to the cockroach]
Tomorrow morning, we'll be dead, and it'll be alive. It'll have more contact with my wife and child than I will. I'll be nothing, and it'll be alive.
[Ferol smashes the roach with his hand and adds with smiling sarcasm]
Now you've got the edge on him!
I must have a written order
before I can execute such a command, sir.
Supposing you're killed.
Then where will I be?
You'll be in front of a firing squad
tomorrow morning! That's where you'll be!
Hand over your command and report yourself
under arrest to my headquarters!
Why are your men still in here?
It was impossible, sir.
Major Vignon is dead.
Get these men out of the trenches!
Let's get ready for another try!
Get these men out of here!
I've tried three times.
Look at all the casualties.
All right! Let's give it another try!
Come on! Let's give it another try!
Clip duration: 46 seconds
Movie: Paths of Glory
Genres: drama, war
Summary: After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.