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Unformatted text preview: In the raids on Bologna and Avignon (in late June and July 1944), Yossarian has no interest in medals. Nor is he devoted to the cause. He just wants to stay alive. When the first Bologna mission is announced, Yossarian manages to get it canceled by moving the red satin ribbon on the easel map in the intelligence tent. This ribbon is the bomb line, indicating the farthest advance of Allied troops; no bombs are to be dropped south of it, so Yossarian simply moves the line north of Bologna, confusing the commanding officers. The ploy eventually is discovered and the Bologna mission rescheduled. By now, Yossarian is braver than he was at Ferrara. He is so brave, the narrator tells us, that he avoids the raid altogether. Yossarian convinces his pilot, Kid Sampson, that they must turn back because of a faulty intercom. Surprisingly, the squadron meets little resistance over Bologna that day; however, the mission must by repeated because they miss the targets. On the second Bologna raid, Yossarian is rewarded for his cowardice by flying lead bombardier. The flak is second Bologna raid, Yossarian is rewarded for his cowardice by flying lead bombardier....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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