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The Resource Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Remy Cazals

Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Remy Cazals

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Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Title
Poilu
Title remainder
the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Remy Cazals
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat, wherever the French army fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas' riveting wartime narrative, first published in France in 1978, presents the vivid, immediate experiences of a frontline soldier. This excellent new translation brings Barthas' wartime writings to English-language readers for the first time. His notebooks and letters represent the quintessential memoir of a "poilu, " or "hairy one, " as the untidy, unshaven French infantryman of the fighting trenches was familiarly known. Upon Barthas' return home in 1919, he painstakingly transcribed his day-to-day writings into nineteen notebooks, preserving not only his own story but also the larger story of the unnumbered soldiers who never returned. Recounting bloody battles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own officers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie between French poilus and their German foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers directly into the heart of the Great War"--
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contains biographical information
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1879-1952.
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Barthas, Louis
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Barthas, Louis
  • France
  • France
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Remy Cazals
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Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La D{u2963}ouverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1st Notebook Garrison Duty---August 2--November 1, 1914 -- 2nd Notebook To the Killing Fields---November 4--December 14, 1914 -- 3rd Notebook Massacres---December 15, 1914--May 4, 1915 -- 4th Notebook Toward the Lorette Charnel House---May 4--June 2, 1915 -- 5th Notebook The Lorette Charnel House---June 2--July 2, 1915 -- 6th Notebook The Accursed War, the Charnel House of Lorette, the Slaughter of September 25, 1915---July 1--September 27, 1915 -- 7th Notebook The Bloody and Futile Offensive of September 25, 1915---September 27--November 15, 1915 -- 8th Notebook The Neuville-Saint-Vaast Sector---November 15, 1915--February 29, 1916 -- 9th Noteboo Toward the Hell of Verdun---February 29--April 26, 1916 -- 10th Notebook The Verdun Charnel House---April 26--May 19, 1916 -- 11th Notebook The 296th Regiment in Champagne---May 19--July 12, 1916 -- 12th Notebook The 296th Regiment in Champagne---July 13--August 29, 1916 --
  • Contents note continued: 13th Notebook The Somme Offensive: In the Blood-Soaked Mud---August 29--November 1, 1916 -- 14th Notebook In the Blood-Soaked Mud of the Somme---November 1, 1916--January 30, 1917 -- 15th Notebook The 296th Regiment from Beziers in Champagne---January 30--April 26, 1917 -- 16th Notebook The Killing Ground of Mont Cornillet, the 296th Regiment in the Argonne---April 26--July 1, 1917 -- 17th Notebook The End of the 296th Infantry Regiment---July 1, 1917--January 28, 1918 -- 18th Notebook The Last Year of Martyrdom---January 29--August 11, 1918 -- 19th Notebook The End of the Nightmare---August 11, 1918--February 14, 1919
Control code
ocn880889658
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 426 p.
Isbn
9780300191592
Lccn
2013041264
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Remy Cazals
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La D{u2963}ouverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1st Notebook Garrison Duty---August 2--November 1, 1914 -- 2nd Notebook To the Killing Fields---November 4--December 14, 1914 -- 3rd Notebook Massacres---December 15, 1914--May 4, 1915 -- 4th Notebook Toward the Lorette Charnel House---May 4--June 2, 1915 -- 5th Notebook The Lorette Charnel House---June 2--July 2, 1915 -- 6th Notebook The Accursed War, the Charnel House of Lorette, the Slaughter of September 25, 1915---July 1--September 27, 1915 -- 7th Notebook The Bloody and Futile Offensive of September 25, 1915---September 27--November 15, 1915 -- 8th Notebook The Neuville-Saint-Vaast Sector---November 15, 1915--February 29, 1916 -- 9th Noteboo Toward the Hell of Verdun---February 29--April 26, 1916 -- 10th Notebook The Verdun Charnel House---April 26--May 19, 1916 -- 11th Notebook The 296th Regiment in Champagne---May 19--July 12, 1916 -- 12th Notebook The 296th Regiment in Champagne---July 13--August 29, 1916 --
  • Contents note continued: 13th Notebook The Somme Offensive: In the Blood-Soaked Mud---August 29--November 1, 1916 -- 14th Notebook In the Blood-Soaked Mud of the Somme---November 1, 1916--January 30, 1917 -- 15th Notebook The 296th Regiment from Beziers in Champagne---January 30--April 26, 1917 -- 16th Notebook The Killing Ground of Mont Cornillet, the 296th Regiment in the Argonne---April 26--July 1, 1917 -- 17th Notebook The End of the 296th Infantry Regiment---July 1, 1917--January 28, 1918 -- 18th Notebook The Last Year of Martyrdom---January 29--August 11, 1918 -- 19th Notebook The End of the Nightmare---August 11, 1918--February 14, 1919
Control code
ocn880889658
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 426 p.
Isbn
9780300191592
Lccn
2013041264

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