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DICTIONNARY

Lexique des mots recherchés

A Aviatik: German aircraft

B Biplan : 4-wing aircraft Bombings and Shellings  Burials

C Contre-sape or camouflet : Sap intended for neutralizing the sap digged by enemy sapper by blowing it.

Crapouillots : Small trench mortar (cf Weapons). Carnet de route d'un poilu Marcel FOUILLOUX

D

E Exhumation (Decree of Préfet de Meurthe-et-Moselle)

F

G Gaz : Used by German on April 22, 1915 in Langemarck despite the agreement forbidding them.

H

I

J

K

L Lebel : 8-mm French rifle (from officer Nicolas LEBEL [1838/1891] born in Saint-Mihiel).

M Marraines de guerre : Women accepting to correspond with soldiers on the battlefront.

N

O

P Pinard     Poilu     Publicité  Prisoners

Q

R Rosalie : Name given by poilus to their om donné par les poilus à leur bayonet.

S Santé Sape : Excavation digged-up by sappers under enemy lines to place explosive charges (mines)

T  Taube: Bird-shaped German aircraft (taube=pigeon) Toto: louse

U

V

W

X

Y Ypérite or mustard gas gas used for the first time by German near Ypres.

Z Zeppelin : Balloon used by German for observation and bombing.

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