June 15, 2014—Randal S. Gaulke, WW1 historian, battlefield tour guide and re-enactor re-launched his www.meuse-argonne.com website after a multi-year break in coverage. The website is dedicated to presenting stories and details on both sides of that battle. It is also dedicated to helping readers travel to the battlefield.
The new format will be a combination blog/website that will be updated frequently. This will allow Randal to disseminate information on news and events in the U.S. and abroad. For example, one blog category is entitled “People of the Meuse-Argonne.” It will introduce readers to Americans and Europeans who have been drawn to the Meuse-Argonne, and who have done significant research and/or battlefield preservation.
Most recently, Randal has written two chapters for “A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign” (Wiley Blackwell, May 2014) summarizing the experiences of two German regiments during the battle. In 2010 he spoke on the late-war German Army at the World War One Historical Association’s annual seminar; and in 2007 he led the second half of the Western Front Association—U.S. Branch’s biennial battlefield tour. That portion of the tour covered the Meuse-Argonne Sector and St. Mihiel Salient.
Looking forward, Randal hopes to spend much of 2018 acting as a tour guide on the battlefields of France.
Readers are encouraged to subscribe to the blog and to contact Randal with any questions or feedback. He can be reached at [email protected].