Thursday, August 18, 2011

Soldat Pitou

Looking through postcards from the early 1900s I found the character Pitou
who looks like the French version of Beetle Bailey and Sad Sack

The Austrian version was The Good Soldier Švejk.

One series of Pitou postcards has him on laundry and ironing detail for one of the officers. It appears from the photos and my GOOGLE translations of the captions that "Madame" is in town...

In 1914 Pitou was still serving and giving it to the Kaiser!

Gee .......I hope he made it OK until 1918.


  1. est-ce gentil ce qu´elles portent en´ll be nice if they are wearing these in the village ;-D
    The Good Soldier Švejk...great story.

  2. Paul Thanks for the translation. It makes more sense.