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French poilu, 1914-18

By: Sumner, Ian Rava, Giuseppe(Illustrated by)

Part of the Warrior series
1846033322 / 9781846033322
Paperback
940.4'1244
10/02/2009
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England
25 cm 64 p. : ill. (some col.)
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During World War One the French Army was in a state of disarray, plagued by indiscipline, mutinies and desertion.

The ordinary French citizens that were called upon to defend their motherland - the Poilu - were disrespected and demoralized, and the infamous mutinies of 1917 by the Poilu were not protests against the war itself, but against how the war was conducted.

Ian Sumner expertly charts the history of the Poilu, from the conscription of hundreds of thousands of men, through their training, to the horrors of the trenches and the fear of no man's land.

Accompanied by new artwork and diagrams, this book provides a fascinating insight into the experiences of ordinary Frenchman called upon to defend their motherland.

BIC:

1DDF France, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWN First World War

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