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Author Hanna, Martha.

Title Your death would be mine : Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War / Martha Hanna
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 341 pages) : maps
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-332) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pireaud, Marie.
Pireaud, Paul.
Army spouses -- France -- Biography.
Soldiers -- France -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674038274 (electronic bk.)
9780674038271 (electronic bk.)