Poilu: The World war i Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918 [Audiobook] download free by Louis Barthas

Poilu: The World war i Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918 Audiobook download free by Louis Barthas
  • Listen audiobook: Poilu: The World war i Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
  • Author: Louis Barthas
  • Release date: 2015/10/16
  • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780300212488
  • Rating: 8.08 of 10
  • Votos: 734
  • Review by: Hayden Perron
  • Review rating: 9.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Duration: 5H52M35S in 256 kbps (96 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-04
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, WMA Lossless, MPEG4, WMA (compression CBZ, ZIP, LZMA, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 29M24S (8.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The harrowing first-person account of a French foot soldier who survived four years in the trenches of the First World War 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Memoirs, World War 1 Books
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 24.98 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x235x25.4mm
  • Weight: 635g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Haven, United States

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