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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 Crowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals

Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal 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 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 Crowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
Creator
Author
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1879-1952
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barthas, Louis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Barthas, Louis
  • France
  • France
  • Barthas, Louis
  • France
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • France
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Crowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La Découverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward the hell of Verdun : February 29-April 26, 1916
  • The Verdun charnel house : April 26-May 19, 1916
  • The 296th Regiment in Champagne : May 19-July 12, 1916
  • The 296th Regiment in Champagne : July 13-August 29, 1916
  • The Somme Offensive : in the blood-soaked mud : August 29-November 1, 1916
  • In the blood-soaked mud of the Somme : November 1, 1916-January 30, 1917
  • The 296th Regiment from Béziers in Champagne : January 30-April 26, 1917
  • The killing ground of Mont Cornillet, the 296th Regiment in the Argonne : April 26-July 1, 1917
  • The end of the 296th Infantry Regiment : July 1, 1917-January 28, 1918
  • The last year of martyrdom : January 29-August 11, 1918
  • Garrison duty : August 2-November 1, 1914
  • The end of the nightmare : August 11, 1918-February 14, 1919 -- Afterword to the 1997 edition / by Rémy Cazals
  • To the killing fields : November 4-December 14, 1914
  • Massacres : December 15, 1914-May 4, 1915
  • Toward the Lorette charnel house : May 4-June 2, 1915
  • The Lorette charnel house : June 2-July 2, 1915
  • The accursed war, the charnel house of Lorette, the slaughter of September 25, 1915 : July 1-September 27, 1915
  • The bloody and futile offensive of September 25, 1915 : September 27-November 15, 1915
  • The Neuville-Saint-Vaast Sector : November 15, 1915-February 29, 1916
Control code
ocn871449293
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (426 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306474962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q6942
  • 3bd74763-3784-4222-a8ba-f6bb2026452e
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
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(OCoLC)871449293
Label
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918, translated by Edward M. Strauss ; foreword by Robert Crowley ; introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Les carnets de guerre de Louis Barthas, tonnelier, 1914-1918 ... Editions La Découverte, Paris, France, 1978"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward the hell of Verdun : February 29-April 26, 1916
  • The Verdun charnel house : April 26-May 19, 1916
  • The 296th Regiment in Champagne : May 19-July 12, 1916
  • The 296th Regiment in Champagne : July 13-August 29, 1916
  • The Somme Offensive : in the blood-soaked mud : August 29-November 1, 1916
  • In the blood-soaked mud of the Somme : November 1, 1916-January 30, 1917
  • The 296th Regiment from Béziers in Champagne : January 30-April 26, 1917
  • The killing ground of Mont Cornillet, the 296th Regiment in the Argonne : April 26-July 1, 1917
  • The end of the 296th Infantry Regiment : July 1, 1917-January 28, 1918
  • The last year of martyrdom : January 29-August 11, 1918
  • Garrison duty : August 2-November 1, 1914
  • The end of the nightmare : August 11, 1918-February 14, 1919 -- Afterword to the 1997 edition / by Rémy Cazals
  • To the killing fields : November 4-December 14, 1914
  • Massacres : December 15, 1914-May 4, 1915
  • Toward the Lorette charnel house : May 4-June 2, 1915
  • The Lorette charnel house : June 2-July 2, 1915
  • The accursed war, the charnel house of Lorette, the slaughter of September 25, 1915 : July 1-September 27, 1915
  • The bloody and futile offensive of September 25, 1915 : September 27-November 15, 1915
  • The Neuville-Saint-Vaast Sector : November 15, 1915-February 29, 1916
Control code
ocn871449293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (426 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306474962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q6942
  • 3bd74763-3784-4222-a8ba-f6bb2026452e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871449293

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