The attached .pdf file is a presentation by Dr. Paola Filippucci given to the Flanders Heritage Society entitled “To Understand and to Feel the War: Memory and Tourism on the Western Front 1919-2011.” It shows many of the sites that can be visited in the Meuse-Argonne with quotes from various individuals at various points in time. Dr. Filippucci is the external Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Emmanuael College, Cambridge University. Her research is focused on the First World War and on France. Keynote1_Filippucci (Warning: Continue reading →
A European friend recently informed the webmaster of a French weather channel: Meteo France. It’s a great opportunity to check out the weather before a trip AND to learn French vocabulary.
In recent conversations, acquaintances who have some interest in history and/or a relative who fought in the war have asked this question. On the surface, it was asked innocently enough. They had no idea what they could expect to see on the battlefield. So here’s a list of some of the easily-visible sites in the Meuse-Argonne: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Montfaucon American Monument Destroyed Village of Montfaucon Vauquois Hill and Destroyed Village of Vauquois Lost Batallion Site, near Binarville Sgt. York Sites, near Chatel Chéhéry Continue reading →