Centennial Organizations for the U.S. and France

The United States World War One Centennial Commission     

Mission Centenaire ’14 – ’18     

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


Research and Preservation Organizations

Deutsches Erinnerungskomitee Argonnerwald eV (DEA)     

(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)     

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

The World War 1 Historical Association     

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

Western Front Association     

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


War Grave Associations

American Battle Monuments Commission     

Le Souvenir Français     

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge eV     

Commonwealth War Graves Commission     


Museums and Preserved Areas in the Region

Romagne 14-18—Private Collection     

Musee de la Grand Guerre              http://

(in Meaux, near Paris)

Arthur S. Tozar Museum:  American Historical Center     

(Still in planning stage?)

14-18 Nantillois     

Small museum and B&B in Nantillois.

La Main de Massiges     

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     

Kansas City, MO

First Division Museum at Cantigny     

Wheaton, IL

Library of Congress Site:  Newspaper Pictorials:  World War 1 Rotogravures     

Library of Congress:  A Guide to World War I Materials


Maps for Touring and Driving

Institut de L’information Géographique et Forestiére (IGN)     

(France’s National Geographic Institute.)

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


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     

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     

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    

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

Gîtes de France     

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

Michelin Hotel and Restaurant Guide     

Verdun Tourist Pages          


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

Hôtel du Commerce, Aubreville, France     

Hotel and Restaurant, Aprémont, France     

Hotel, Restaurant and Caterer in Aprémont

LeCoq D’or Bar and Chambres d’Hôtes     

Bar, Restaurant and B&B in Montfaucon

14-18 Nantillois     

Small museum and B&B in Nantillois

Chambres d’Hôtes arara     

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


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

Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher     

Regiments & Divisonsgeschichten des 1. Weltkrieges auf CD Rom     

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


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


U.S. Military Websites

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center     

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     

A section of Trenches on the Web.

Expedition Hartmannsweilerkopf 1914-1918     

German Detlef Bussat’s webpage on Hartmannsweilerkopf in WW1.

Militärgeschichte zum Anfassen  (Military History to Touch)     

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


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

Pierre’s Photo Impressions of the Western Front 1914-1918     

Stenay 14-18     

Alain Cesarini’s website on Stenay during the war.

Tom Morgan’s Hellfire Corner.  Great War Web Pages.     

Trenches on the Web     

An Unfortunate Region     

Battlefield-oriented website produced by two Dutchmen.

Verdun—Eine Schlacht im Weltkrieg     

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)     

Alain Cesarini’s site on Verdun.

War Untold:  The Collection of Andrew Pouncey     

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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