Useful Terms for The Spider and the Sparrow

Archie: Short for Archibald, common slang for anti-aircraft artillery

Boche: Derogatory term for German

Chasseur: Infantry or cavalry soldier trained for rapid movement

Deuxième Bureau: French Army Intelligence

Hun: Derogatory term for German

Jasta: Abbreviation of jagdstaffel, term for a German squadron of fighter planes

Kepi: Round military cap with a visor

Marraine de guerre: A godmother for a French soldier

Poilu: Literally “hairy one,” term for a French infantryman

Rationer: Soldier responsible for rations