You see, this is what "demoralized" troops do.
Or look at this guy who speaks about his "baseball bat" of C-4, well, TNT.
He looks absolutely "demoralized". As he says, this plastid is "for improving the baseball qualities of this bat", which is used to clear passages through concrete walls. You know, Russians are not really into baseball (albeit for players it is a great game, I cannot watch it though), but they surely know what baseball bats are for--a very popular item in many Russian stores.