Battlefield Lecture Series (continued)

Our Battlefield Lecture Series continues with public presentations as listed below. For descriptions of all six French Battlefields lectures please see: http://www.frenchbattlefields.com/lectures.html

To schedule a program for your audience, please contact: sales@frenchbattlefields.com

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Sandwich Public Library on May 31 at 7 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Whiting Public Library on June 4 at 2 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich) on June 6 at 2 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at St Charles Public Library on June 6 at 7 pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Elmhurst Public Library on June 7 at 7pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Bensenville Community Library Public Library on June 8 at 7 pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Rolling Meadows Public Library on June 9 at 7pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Rockford Public Library on June 11 at 1:30 pm

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Morton Grove Public Library on June 14 at 11:30 am

– The Airborne on D-Day at Hanover Township Senior Center on June 18 at 10:30 am

– The Airborne on D-Day at Palos Park Public Library on August 16 at 7 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Tinley Park Public Library on August 29 at 11 am

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy receives 7th Book Award

The first in a planned series of visitor’s guides to the battlefields of the Second World War in Europe, Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, has received its most prestigious award – The 2015 Independent Publisher Books Awards Bronze Medal for Best Regional Non-Fiction – Europe. The award is the seventh for the title which has received recognition from the Military Writers Society of America, USA Best Book Awards, Readers View Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Foreword Reviews Indiefab Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

The title brings battlefield visitors and armchair travelers to the locations of important events in the liberation of France during the Second World War beginning with the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy to the eventual liberation of Paris. Featured are 94 battlefield maps, 32 pages of photographs, and over 300 GPS co-ordinates of all of the battlefield locations described in the book. Frequently the author has presented the contributions of the individual soldiers whose daring and sacrifices enabled victory.

The book is available from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, Brodart Library Services, and Gazelle Book Services (UK).

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy
Robert J Mueller
ISBN: 978-0-9823677-3-5
471 pages
$29.95

Battlefield Lecture Series

Our Battlefield Lecture Series continues with public presentations as listed below. For descriptions of all six French Battlefields lectures please see: http://www.frenchbattlefields.com/lectures.html

To schedule a program for your audience, please contact: sales@frenchbattlefields.com

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Tinley Park Public Library on January 27 at 7 pm

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Deerfield Public Library on February 11 at 7 pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Palos Heights Public Library on May 24 at 6:30 pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Wilmette Heights Public Library on May 26 at 7pm

– American Doughboys in the First World War at Oak Brook Public Library on May 28 at 2 pm

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Sandwich Public Library on May 31 at 7 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Whiting Public Library on June 4 at 2 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich) on June 6 at 2 pm

– The Airborne on D-Day at St Charles Public Library on June 6 at 7 pm

– The Men of Omaha Beach at Rockford Public Library on June 11 at 1:30 pm

A Saluting 11-year-old boy on Omaha Beach

After completing one of my lectures, I often receive comments and information from the audience. I have been fortunate enough to personally meet one member of the 101st Airborne Division who jumped into Normandy on D-Day. Once a member of the 2nd Rangers Battalion who climbed the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc gave his approval of my telling of that story – and added his personal insight. Recently, I had an extended conversation with a member of the 30th Infantry Division regarding the places where they fought during WW II.

Last night at the Wood Dale Public Library, someone asked who will carry on the names and stories of the individual soldiers of the war when us older folks are gone. Another person in the audience knew the answer to that question. If you want to know, view this video: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=project+vigil+d-day+2014+the+saluting+boy+on+omaha+beach

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy wins award

Our visitors’ guide to the battlefields of Normandy, France has received another recommendation for those interested in the Second World War. Reader Views, a independent book review agency has awarded Field of War: Battle of Normandy the 2014 First Place award in the Travel category. You can read the entire review at: http://readerviews.com/reviewmuellerfieldsofwarbattleofnormandy