Links

Centennial Organizations for the U.S. and France

The United States World War One Centennial Commission               http://worldwar-1centennial.org

Mission Centenaire ’14 – ’18               http://centenaire.org/fr

In the “en France” section readers can filter by region.

 


Research and Preservation Organizations

Deutsches Erinnerungskomitee Argonnerwald eV (DEA)               www.argonnerwald.de

(German Remembrance Committee of the Argonne Forest)

Active in exploring, documenting and restoring sites in the Argonne Forest.

Les Amis de Vauquois et de sa region (Les Amis)           

(The Friends of Vauquois)               http://butte-vauquois.fr/

This group maintains and offers monthly tours in the tunnels at Vauquois Hill.

The World War 1 Historical Association               www.ww1ha.org

Combination of the WFA—US Branch and The Great War Society

Western Front Association               www.westernfrontassociation.com

Western Front Association—East Coast Branch (USA)               No longer has a website?

 


War Grave Associations

American Battle Monuments Commission               www.abmc.gov

Le Souvenir Français               www.le-souvenir-francais.fr

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge eV               www.volksbund.de

Commonwealth War Graves Commission               www.cwgc.org

 


Museums and Preserved Areas in the Region

Romagne 14-18—Private Collection               www.romagne14-18.com

Musee de la Grand Guerre              http:// www.museedelagrandeguerre.eu/

(in Meaux, near Paris)

Arthur S. Tozar Museum:  American Historical Center               http://astozarmuseum.chez.com

(Still in planning stage?)

14-18 Nantillois               www.14-18nantillois.com

Small museum and B&B in Nantillois.

La Main de Massiges               lamaindemassiges.com

Wonderfully-preserved French-German 1915 battlefield in the Champagne, just east of the Argonne Forest.

 


Museums in the U.S.

National WW1 Museum at Liberty Memorial               http://theworldwar.org

Kansas City, MO

First Division Museum at Cantigny               www.firstdivisionmuseum.org

Wheaton, IL

Library of Congress Site:  Newspaper Pictorials:  World War 1 Rotogravures               http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rotogravures

Library of Congress:  A Guide to World War I Materials

https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/wwi/wwi.html

 


Maps for Touring and Driving

Institut de L’information Géographique et Forestiére (IGN)               www.ign.fr

(France’s National Geographic Institute.)

Their Série Bleue (Blue Series) maps (1:25,000 scale) are absolutely essential for stomping the battlefields.

Michelin              www.michelin.com

Their 500-Series maps are (1:200,000 scale) are absolutely essential for driving in France.  Three maps will get tourists to the Argonne:  #514 Ile-de-France; #515 Champagne-Ardenne; #516 Alsace, Lorraine.

Great War Digital               www.greatwardigital.com

A very unique computer-based product that allows users to switch between current maps and period trench maps.  This product covers most of the Commonwealth portion of the Western Front and some of the French battlefields.  At present, it does not yet cover the American portions.

Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection               http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ww1/

This map collection of the University of Texas, Austin contains the supplementary folding maps from the book series “Summary of Operations in the World War” published in 1944 by the American Battle Monuments Commission.  It also contains links to the full text scans of the books.

 

 


 

Tourist, Hotel and Restaurant Guides

Department of the Meuse Tourist Office              www.tourisme-meuse.com

Readers can also download brochures and documents such as restaurant and lodging guides.

Gîtes de France               www.gites-de-france.fr

Website for Vacation Rental Properties.  Ideal if travelling to the region for more than a few days.

Michelin Hotel and Restaurant Guide               www.viamichelin.com

Verdun Tourist Pages               www.tourisme-verdun.fr               www.en.verdun-tourisme.com

 


Hotels and Chambres d’hotes (B&Bs) in the Region

Hôtel du Commerce, Aubreville, France               www.hotel-restaurant-aubreville.com

Hotel and Restaurant

Argonne-auberge.com, Aprémont, France               hotel-argonn-auberge.com

Hotel, Restaurant and Caterer in Aprémont

LeCoq D’or Bar and Chambres d’Hôtes               http://www.bblecoqdor.com/

Bar, Restaurant and B&B in Montfaucon

14-18 Nantillois               www.14-18nantillois.com

Small museum and B&B in Nantillois

Chambres d’Hôtes arara               arara-frankrijk.com/us

B&B in Montfaucon with pool table and a handicapped accessible room on first floor.

 


Book Dealers—For Locating Regimental Histories, Biographies, Etc.

Abebooks.com               www.abe.com

Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher               www.zvab.com

Regiments & Divisonsgeschichten des 1. Weltkrieges auf CD Rom               www.military-books.lima-city.de

Patrick Schallert’s source for German regimental histories on CD Rom.

Ebay               www.ebay.com

Also a good and often inexpensive alternative.  Also look on the foreign sites such as ebay.de and ebay.fr.

 


U.S. Military Websites

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center               http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

From the Army’s USAHEC in Carlisle, PA

U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History

E-book:  “The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume VIII Field Operations

 


Personal Websites

The Doughboy Center               http://worldwarI.com/dbc

A section of Trenches on the Web.

Expedition Hartmannsweilerkopf 1914-1918               http://www.hk1418.de

German Detlef Bussat’s webpage on Hartmannsweilerkopf in WW1.

Militärgeschichte zum Anfassen  (Military History to Touch)               www.weltkriegsbuch.de

German Markus Klauer’s webpage.  He is a long-term friend and a very knowledgeable battlefield guide.

Morthomme               http://www.morthomme.com

German Stefan Schweitzer’s webpage / blog.  Covers the Argonne, Verdun and St. Mihiel Salient.

Pierre’s Photo Impressions of the Western Front 1914-1918               http://pierreswesternfront.punt.nl

Stenay 14-18               http://stenay-14-18.com

Alain Cesarini’s website on Stenay during the war.

Tom Morgan’s Hellfire Corner.  Great War Web Pages.               www.hellfirecorner.co.uk

Trenches on the Web               www.worldwar1.com

An Unfortunate Region               www.unfortunate-region.org

Battlefield-oriented website produced by two Dutchmen.

Verdun—Eine Schlacht im Weltkrieg               www.verdun14-18.de

Michael Prisille’s and Oliver Scheer’s Verdun page.  Offers comments and details on the battles as well as helpful tourist information.

Verdun–mon site  (My site)               https://verdunmonsite.wordpress.com

Alain Cesarini’s site on Verdun.

War Untold:  The Collection of Andrew Pouncey               www.waruntold.com

Andrew Pouncey’s website that combines his years of collecting memorabilia with the stories behind the artifacts.

 

Latest update:  9 February, 2017

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