A liberal translation of the text JOURNEE DU POILU on this poster would be DAY OF THE SOLDIER.
In the U. S. during World War Two soldiers were referred to as “G. I.” – Government Issue. In France during World War One soldiers were referred to as “Poilu” (Hairy) because life in the trenches was not conducive to regular shaving.
Minor and unobtrusive evidence of one original center folio fold before the poster was linen backed.