He hadn't trusted anyone outside of his adopted brothers-- and Sofi-- since he was ten.
Oh yes, and what do the masonic brothers say about war?
He saw the senior officer lying on the earth wall with his back turned as if he were examining something down below and that one of the soldiers he had noticed before was struggling forward shouting "Brothers!" and trying to free himself from some men who were holding him by the arm.
"But look here, brothers, there's another fire!" remarked an orderly.