|born on||4 August 1888 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )|
|Place||Nyons, France, 44n22, 5e08|
|Timezone||LMT m5e08 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||12°35' 05°26 Asc. 13°39'|
French novelist and journalist whose short career was punctuated by a series of striking surrealist anti-war novels. He worked as a journalist for Paris midi and L’Homme Libre. He was a pacifist but nonetheless joined the French Army immediately when the First World War began. For 3 months he was engaged in the battle of the frontiers. Late October 1914 a slice of shrapnel tore into his chest damaging his lungs. Permanently bedridden he returned to his writing, completing two works before he succumbed to his wounds over 3 years after the incident.
In 1914, Bertrand was awarded the Prix Goncourt for his novel L'Appel du sol, a novel about the horrors of the war and the destructive nature of blind patriotism.
- Work : Prize 1914 (Prix Goncourt)
- Death by War or Terrorism 18 November 1917 (died 3 years after incident from his war wounds)
chart Placidus Equal_H.
Collection Didier Geslain (EC DG 46)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction