German Soldier


Jean-Claude Laparra

Date Published :
July 2008
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Series :
La Grande Guerre
Illustration :
150 photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782352500711
Pages : 68
Dimensions : 9.5 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This book covers the daily life of the ordinary German infantryman from 1914 to 1918, through “Michel”, the archetype of the German soldier, the national personification of the German people, the symbol of patriotic union.

We see his life, his material surroundings, his joys, his hardships, the way he ate, expressed himself, his relationship to authority, mobilization, moving up to the front, life in the front line and the rear, the fighting, his assignment to the assault troops, care in hospital, combined with an examination of the way uniforms and equipment altered as the war went on. The context of the period is also particularly well rendered thanks to extracts from songs in vogue at the time and a host of anecdotes and accurate details which make this book such a unique collection.


"…a treasure of black and white photos and artwork, as well as some excellent views of an infantryman’s equipment and other items of daily living in the trenches."

- Over the Front

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