The author heard about this militaria show a few years ago, but he was first able to attend it this year. It really is a remarkable show, with militaria from a wide range of time periods. Attendance was easily several hundred people, from many countries in Europe. Sellers and buyers came from France, Germany, the Netherlands and who knows where else. The author’s favorite purchase: A porcellan plate “In Grosser Zeit. Weltkrieg 1914-15.” The author’s greatest regret: Not purchasing a map showing the front lines Continue reading →
Unfortunately, the webmaster only found out about this exhibit on his recent trip to France, and it is almost finished. The exposition, Glass in the War, is open on Sundays and on public holidays from 10-12am and 2-6pm until 30 Sept. More information, including an English description can be obtained at this website: www.verre-argonne.org.
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 →
Caption: Madeleine Farm, Captured by the 3rd Division on October 9, 1918. Continue reading →