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Your death would be mine : Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War / Martha Hanna.

By: Hanna, Martha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006Description: vii, 341 p. : maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0674023188; 9780674023185.Subject(s): Pireaud, Paul | Pireaud, Marie | World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Biography | Soldiers -- France -- Biography | Army spouses -- France -- BiographyDDC classification: 940.4/124092 | B Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
How sad the countryside is -- Here it is extermination on the ground -- Oh, how I suffered, my poor Paul -- No one is happy in war -- We are martyrs of the century.
Subject: A young peasant couple from southwest France wed just prior to to war's eruption in 1914 is forced to conduct their marriage mostly by correspondence. Civilians and combatants alike maintained bonds of emotional commitment and suffered the inevitable miseries of extended absence. Against the general background of the World War I, their letters reveal how war transformed their lives, reinforced their love and permanently altered the character of rural France.
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D544 .H36 2006 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001967173

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-332) and index.

How sad the countryside is -- Here it is extermination on the ground -- Oh, how I suffered, my poor Paul -- No one is happy in war -- We are martyrs of the century.

A young peasant couple from southwest France wed just prior to to war's eruption in 1914 is forced to conduct their marriage mostly by correspondence. Civilians and combatants alike maintained bonds of emotional commitment and suffered the inevitable miseries of extended absence. Against the general background of the World War I, their letters reveal how war transformed their lives, reinforced their love and permanently altered the character of rural France.

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