# 1016714

Poilu

The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918


Συγγραφέας: Barthas Louis
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300191592
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 472
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Poilu"

The harrowing first-person account of a French foot soldier who survived four years in the trenches of the First World War 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.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Barthas Louis
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780300191592
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/04/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 472
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: French
Συντελεστές: Translated by: Edward M. Strauss, Introduction by: Remy Cazals, Foreword by: Robert Cowley
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 807 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 18 b-w illus.

εναλλακτικά δες...

συνδύασέ το με...

υπηρεσίες πριν και μετά την αγορά!