Poilu: War Notebooks of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918

Author(s): 
Barthas, Louis
ISBN: 
9780300191592
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

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. This translation brings Barthas' wartime writings to English-language readers.