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A Good Idea of Hell: Letters from a Chasseur a Pied

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Echoing from the mountainous Vosges front of World War I come the rare accounts of an elite French foot soldier--a chasseur ??? pied. Robert Pellissier, born in France in 1882, had grown up in the United States and was teaching at Stanford when the Great War broke out in his homeland. Returning as a volunteer, he saw uninterrupted months of trench warfare in the Vosges mountains of Alsace, the only region where French troops actually captured German territory, a sector largely neglected in World War I literature. ...

A Good Idea of Hell: Letters from a Chasseur  Pied 2003, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585442102