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  • Title: Les Mercenaires
  • Author: Jean Lartéguy
  • ISBN: 9782266001298
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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    Jean Lartéguy
    Lart guy was born into what he called one of those families of poor mountain peasants whose names are found inscribed on war memorials, but not in history books Both his father and uncle had served in the First World War With his country conquered by the Germans, Lart guy escaped from France into Spain in March 1942 He remained there for nine months and spent time in a Francoist jail before joining the Free French Forces as an officer in the 1st Commando Group 1er groupe de commandos During the war, he fought in Italy Vosges and Belfort, France and Germany He remained on active duty for seven years until becoming a captain in the reserves in order to enter the field of journalism Lart guy received numerous military awards, to include L gion d honneur, Croix de guerre 1939 1945, and the Croix de guerre T.O.E.After his military service, Lart guy worked as a war correspondent, particularly for the magazine Paris Match He covered conflicts in Azerbaijan, Korea, Palestine, Indochina, Algeria, and Vietnam In pursuit of a story at the start of the Korean War, Lart guy volunteered for the French Battalion and was wounded by an enemy hand grenade during the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge In Latin America, he reported on various revolutions and insurgencies, and in 1967 encountered Che Guevara shortly before his capture and execution In the July 1967 issue of Paris Match, Lart guy wrote a major article entitled Les Guerilleros , where he wrote At a time when Cuban revolutionaries want to create Vietnam s all over the world, the Americans run the risk of finding their own Algeria in Latin America In 1955, he received the Albert Londres Prize for journalismHis experiences as a soldier and war correspondent influenced his writing Some of the most emphasized topics in his writing are decolonization, nationalism, the expansion of Communism, the state of post war French society, and the unglamorous nature of war His novel Les chim res noires evokes the role played by Roger Trinquier during the Katanga Crisis Published in 1963 it portrays vividly the chaos of civil war in the Congo after the murder of Patrice Lumumba and the conflict between Moise Tshombe secessionist government and the United Nations Forces The novel is very critical of Belgian colonialism and is also a reliable expression of European views of Central Africa after independence Several of his book titles were translated into English, with the most successful being his Algerian War series The Centurions and The Praetorians The former was adapted into a major motion picture in 1966, entitled Lost Command and starred Anthony Quinn.Also, with his novel The Centurions, Lart guy is credited with being the first to envision the ticking time bomb scenario, which has regained relevance in recent debates on the use of torture in a counter terrorism role His novels have been read by military professionals, including General David Petraeus, in the new context of modern terrorism.


    Mon français n'est pas assez bon pour écrire beaucoup surLe Mercinaires mais, je l'ai aimé. Clichés, oui et c'est aussi de son temps - 1953-1960. Il mélange James Bond avec avec Camus, peut-être, et quelques idées libérales des années 1960 qui sont inconfortables aujourd'huiMais il est également intéressant de regarder les hommes qui ont vécu et combattu à cette époque.

    Un très bon bouquin, il est vrai que c’est un genre que j’aime. Le lecteur est parfois un peu perdu car JL saute d’un personnage à un autre et d’une époque à une autre. Mais c’est un portait attachant de tous ces gars qui après l’aventure de la guerre n’ont pas pu se réadapter à une vie plonplon. La fin est assez triste mais c’était la seule façon de terminer.

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