Only two weeks remain (30 April) to sign up for the 1918-19 Reconstruction / Occupation of Germany Tour! Readers who are interested in participating should reserve a space today by contacting Webmaster Randal Gaulke.
Tour guides Randal Gaulke and Markus Klauer hope to give participants a glimpse of France (or at least the Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel Regions) immediately post-war using maps, photos and documents such as the postcards of Avocourt shown in this blog post. The second half of the tour will focus on the American Third Army and its occupation of the Coblenz Bridgehead in Germany until 1923. Topics that will be discussed / explored include:
Final Phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Nov. 1918 Meuse River Crossings
Race for Sedan
Establishment of the Zone Rouge
Start of Battlefield Tourism
Start of Reconstruction
Establishment of AEF Cemeteries
A.E.F. Christmas in Germany
From the Armistice to Versailles–Life in Germany
Full details of the tour can be found in the flyer below. Please contact Randal Gaulke at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you might have.