We see jump cuts just as we would throught most New Wave films. The jump cuts of real war scenes add an element of the reality of a war and not this fantasy life of raping and stealing these men think that they are in. I felt unusually uncomfortable throught most of the film which is most definitely Godards intent. His marxist political views are very apparent throught through characters. At one point a girl performers a very Marxist type poem before she is killed.
The men come back from the war in which they have lost only with pictures and postcards of the places they have visited. The wives wonder were the riches are along with the men that went. They are promised payment by the riflemen and are lead into a room were their "payment" is. They are then unexpectedly shot by the riflemen, actually getting what they deserve in the end for the terrible actions that they have committed during the course of the film. An unexpected but fitting ending for the circumstances.