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Les Poilus

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Product description

Study of the French soldier in the First World War, illustrated with period photographs and detailed maps.

Lorsque la Première Guerre mondiale éclate, en août 1914, l'Europe entière est convaincue qu'elle sera brève. Personne ne peut imaginer les souffrances et les horreurs que vont endurer ces hommes appartenant à des sociétés si avancées.
Plus de 250 000 poilus périssent durant les premiers mois de l'offensive. Quatre années de carnage et de désespoir s'ensuivent, qui changent radicalement l'image du combattant : en 1914, il monte au front avec l'illusion d'une victoire rapide. En 1917, il sait qu'il va à la mort. En 1918, équipé de grenades, appuyé par des chars et des avions, il s'agit déjà du combattant de 1940.

Le poilu est le héros sacrifié au début de ce conflit de trente ans. Dans cet ouvrage de référence devenu un classique, Pierre Miquel nous en raconte l'inimaginable tragédie.

Item details

Author(s):
Miquel, Pierre
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
2259193719
ISBN-13:
9782259193719
Number of pages:
508

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Study of the French soldier in the First World War, illustrated with period photographs and detailed maps.

Lorsque la Première Guerre mondiale éclate, en août 1914, l'Europe entière est convaincue qu'elle sera brève. Personne ne peut imaginer les souffrances et les horreurs que vont endurer ces hommes appartenant à des sociétés si avancées.
Plus de 250 000 poilus périssent durant les premiers mois de l'offensive. Quatre années de carnage et de désespoir s'ensuivent, qui changent radicalement l'image du combattant : en 1914, il monte au front avec l'illusion d'une victoire rapide. En 1917, il sait qu'il va à la mort. En 1918, équipé de grenades, appuyé par des chars et des avions, il s'agit déjà du combattant de 1940.

Le poilu est le héros sacrifié au début de ce conflit de trente ans. Dans cet ouvrage de référence devenu un classique, Pierre Miquel nous en raconte l'inimaginable tragédie.

Author(s):
Miquel, Pierre
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
2259193719
ISBN-13:
9782259193719
Number of pages:
508

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