The new “La Grande Guerra” issue


Sorry for being so late today, but I had a dinner with my friends of La Grande Guerra magazine, as we have published its 17th issue! I am very proud of this magazine, and one can even find in this issue an article about the Stockholm trenches I’ve written, with beautiful pictures taken by Jan-Ivar Askelin, known through this blog (Jan-Ivar, please give me your postal address and I’ll send you a copy!).

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L’entonnoir


Another word linked to the Great War: entonnoir is a French word which means funnel. This name was given to the gigantic craters created by mines’ explosions (indeed the shape is very similar) and these entonnoirs, once created, were immediately occupied to go closer to the enemy’s trench. This propaganda picture shows French infantry in action, trying to conquer one entonnoir  before German troops.

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