Hommes en Armes

Part One de la «Sword et Honour» Trilogie d'Evelyn Waugh

Hommes en Armes, Evelyn Waugh

Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Corps Royal de Hallebardiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West African coastline, ends avec an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook.

'Waugh's characters have inexorably established themselves among the enduring fiction ... In this respect Waugh is in direct line avec Shakespeare et Dickens' – Clive James in The New York Review of Books.

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The author, Evelyn Waugh, was a staff officer of Layforce, at the rank of brigade-major. Layforce, the Commando brigade of Colonel Robert Edward Laycock, consisted of three Bataillons de Service Spéciale britannique, et one bataillon from No. 50 et 52 (Moyen-Orient) Commando. Waugh's historical novels are strongly autobiographical, they show the futility et absurdities of war from a warriors perspective.

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