Pinard in the War: A Comic Book about Wine in the Trenches

This is a good opportunity to discover, by way of the original work by Philippe Pelaez, illustrated by Francis Porcel, the journey of a blood-red wine that wet whistles in the trenches in the First World War. The story of a first-class shirker, half hustler, half charlatan and, above all, wine salesman, who finds moral redemption deep in a trench with genuine infantrymen. These were men who had been thrust into an immense slaughter, for whom “pinard” was sometimes (even often) their only consolation and their last remaining pleasure in this life. If you need further convincing, France had to progressively increase the “allowance”: from a simple ration of 25 cl in 1914 to a litre for every soldier by the end of the conflict.

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