Absinthe-loving officer
Fictional Character
"Ils ne passeront pas"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference, unnamed
Nationality: France
Date of Birth: Late 19th century
Date of Death: Between 1914 and 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Occupation: Soldier
Affiliations: French Army
(World War I)

A company commander in the French Army at the beginning of World War I was a drinker of absinthe. Each noon and each evening, he would pour it into the bottom of a glass, hold a perforated spoon filled with sugar above it, drip some water into it, and guzzle it down. He always had plenty of the beverage, despite the lack of an obvious source. His underofficer Pierre Barres did not see any difference in temperament or martial competence between this absinthe-drinker and any officer who did not touch the stuff. By early 1916, the absinthe-lover was dead.[1]


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