3 thoughts on “ Poilu

  1. Poilu, the nickname in French for Infantryman is similar to a Grunt in the American armed forces. The book is compiled from journals kept by a corporal in the French Army during WW-I. It is a very good read about a terrible time in history. Being a non-commissioned officer, Barthas is /5.
  2. Mar 31,  · Poilu is best understood not as a war book, but as a narrative explaining how and why people willingly march to their own slaughter at the bidding of sadistic, power-mad commanders who obviously care nothing whatever for them. In that sense, the Cited by: 1.

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