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  • n  a French soldier (especially in World War I)
  • n  thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.

  • The Government is considering a proposal to issue 25-centime postage stamps bearing the figure of a French poilu.
  • When drafted he served briefly at the front as a common poilu.
  • In the Rhineland, in the courtyard of Mainz's Grand Ducal Palace, the French 8th Infanterie de Ligne stood at attention last week, each poilu perspiring profusely beneath his .
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  • Blood and Mud: The Horror of WWI
    Finally available in English, Poilu, a classic battlefield memoir by a World War I French infantryman, reveals as much as any book can about the ugly realities of war.
    May 1, 2014 - The Daily Beast via Yahoo! News

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in International Herald Tribune
    Never again will anyone tell their grandchildren or great-grandchildren about the terrible life of the trenches,Sarkozy said. "No more, will anyone hear the old 'poilu' tell his grandchildren or great-grandchildren: 'Never make war...

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