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

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

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Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Title
Poilu
Title remainder
the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
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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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Biography type
contains biographical information
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1879-1952
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Barthas, Louis
Dewey number
  • 940.41244092
  • 940.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Strauss, Ted
  • Cowley, Robert
  • Cazals, Rémy
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  • Barthas, Louis
  • France
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • France
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Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
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Note
"Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La Découverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17522365
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780300191592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)968985669
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Cowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La Découverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17522365
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780300191592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)968985669

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