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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 Crowley ; 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 Crowley ; 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 Crowley ; Introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
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  • 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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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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10307803
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DLC
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1879-1952
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Barthas, Louis
Dewey number
940.4/1244092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D811
LC item number
.B361813 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Barthas, Louis
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • France
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • France
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
Target audience
adult
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the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; Foreword by Robert Crowley ; Introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
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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 (pages 393-410) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013041264
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780300191592
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041264
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; Foreword by Robert Crowley ; 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 (pages 393-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013041264
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780300191592
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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