Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre

By Pierre Lemaitre

2013 Prix Goncourt winner from an writer who commonly writes thrillers. This novel is set French males coming back from battling in international struggle I, who locate that they're no longer sought after in post-War France. They choose to focus on it. no longer but translated into English.

Sur les ruines du plus grand carnage du XXe siècle, deux rescapés des tranchées, passablement abîmés, prennent leur revanche en réalisant une escroquerie aussi spectaculaire qu'amorale. Des sentiers de l. a. gloire à l. a. subversion de los angeles patrie victorieuse, ils vont découvrir que los angeles France ne plaisante pas avec ses morts...
Fresque d'une infrequent cruauté, remarquable par son structure et sa puissance d'évocation, Au revoir là-haut est le grand roman de l'après-guerre de 14, de l'illusion de l'armistice, de l'État qui glorifie ses disparus et se débarrasse de vivants trop encombrants, de l'abomination érigée en vertu.
Dans l'atmosphère crépusculaire des lendemains qui déchantent, peuplée de misérables pantins et de lâches reçus en héros, Pierre Lemaitre compose los angeles grande tragédie de cette génération perdue avec un expertise et une maîtrise impressionnants.

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This section, headed by Major Sebastien Loriot for most of this period, prepared regular études, notices, and mémentos on the German air force. 77 Air intelligence officers briefed members of the high command at weekly meetings and forwarded reports to the air minister’s cabinet militaire. Relations between military and air intelligence were intimate. 78 This system functioned satisfactorily. The bulletins de renseignements produced by the army Deuxième Bureau always included a section on German air power.

E. en ’,  Jan. . 32 SHAT, ARR, , dr. , ‘Activité du Poste [BRÉM] au cours de l’année ’,  Jan. . 30 31 The Intelligence Machine  Each individual piece of information that arrived at the posts was forwarded both to the SR Centrale and to the offices of the Deuxième Bureau in Paris. During periods of tension a given post might forward reports several times per day. During this period SR Centrale comprised an average of sixteen to eighteen military and thirty civilian personnel.

82 The quality of these assessments varied. They focused for the most part on technical concerns such as the amount of ship tonnage existing or under construction in various states. Within the naval staff, responsibility for drafting strategic overviews lay not with the Deuxième Bureau but instead with the Section d’Études des Armements Navals. This section, which would be expanded and renamed the Section d’Études Générales in , had been established in  by incoming naval chief of staff Admiral Georges Durand-Viel.

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