The “phony wars” in 1001 anecdotes: Lines of defense
Hugues Vial is back. After the Small alphabet of weaponsthe Little alphabet of the battlefield, the plittle primer of military lifeand The gun to shoot in the roomshe has just released a collection of 1001 astonishing and true military anecdotes from Pierre de Taillac.
Do you know who the old folks are? And the horrors of the Sorbonne? Do you know the steam machine gun, the wind gun, the Maginot rose? Do you want to discover the story of René-le-con, this resistance fighter who allowed the allies to land? And that of François de Civille, three times resuscitated? Or that of those fearsome crocodiles of the British army? The answers are to be read in this pretty book which is timely in this period when you have to think about gifts.
On a light tone, but with precision and rigor, Hugues Vial proposes to discover incredible stories and military anecdotes. é In this veritable mine of information, one finds not only enough to fuel brilliant conversations, but also the means to deepen the historical and military culture, just as much as something to smile about and even laugh about! é, assures the publisher.
phoney wars212 pages, €24.90