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Les gueules cassées

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By the way, gueule isn't in my, rather small, French dictionary. What is it?


Gueule is a carnivore's mouth and a colloquial word for human mouth and by extension human face. During WWI, Les gueules cassées (the broken faces) were the French Soldiers (Les poilus) wounded in action.

Many thanks. This place is a mine of wonderfully useless information.


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