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 Crystal Lake Public Library  on May 14 at 7pm.

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Oak Brook Public Library on May 23 at 2 pm

- The Airborne on D-Day at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield location) on May 27 at 1 pm.

- The Airborne on D-Day at Tinley Park Public Library on June 1 at 7 pm.

- The Airborne on D-Day at Glenview Public Library on June 2 at 7 pm.

- The Men of Omaha Beach at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield location) on June 3 at 1 pm

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Wooddale Public Library on June 3 at 7 pm

- The Airborne on D-Day at Indian Trails Library on June 17 at 2 pm.

- The Battle of Waterloo at Schaumburg Township Public Library on June 17 at 7 pm (premier presentation)

- The Battle of Waterloo at Lansing Public Library on June 18 at 6:30 pm

- American Doughboys in World War I at Morton Grove Public Library on June 23 at 11:30 am

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

 

One Soldier’s Memories

I recently discovered a wordpress blog that relates the experiences of Milton Schober, a member of the US 106th Infantry Division who fought during the Battle of the Bulge in December and January 1944-45. The inexperienced 106th had been on the frontline only days before it received the full blow of Field Marshal Hasso von Manteuffel’s Fifth Panzer Army on the first day of what the Germans call the Ardennes offensive. Two of the division’s three regiments were surrounded and within days almost 7,000 men, surrounded and low of ammunition and food, surrendered – the largest American defeat in the European Theater of Operations. Mr Schober was a member of the 424th Infantry Regiment, the unit that fought off the initial German assault and participated in many of the Ardennes engagements that followed.

Mr Schober passed away in 2013 at age 93, but his son has collected 122 letters written during the war and other items written by his father and recorded them on a blog.

If you are interested in what it was like to be an average GI – as if any WW II GI was average – read his reminiscences at https://dadswwiiletters.wordpress.com/

 

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

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Vernon Area Public Library on March 24 at 12:30 pm

- American Doughboys in World War I at Naperville Public Library on April 22 at 7 pm

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Elk Grove Public Library on May 11 at 7 pm

- Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Crystal Lake Public Library  on May 14 at 7pm.

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Oak Brook Public Library on May 23 at 2 pm

- The Airborne on D-Day at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield location) on May 27 at 1 pm.

- The Airborne on D-Day at Tinley Park Public Library on June 1 at 7 pm.

- The Airborne on D-Day at Glenview Public Library on June 2 at 7 pm.

- The Men of Omaha Beach at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield location) on June 3 at 1 pm

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Wooddale Public Library on June 3 at 7 pm

- The Airborne on D-Day at Indian Trails Library on June 17 at 2 pm.

- The Battle of Waterloo ay Schaumburg Township Public Library on June 17 at 7 pm (premier presentation)

- American Doughboys in World War I at Morton Grove Public Library on June 23 at 11:30 am

Battle of Waterloo

French Battlefields announces an addition to our lecture series.

June 18, 2015 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. On that Sunday, the Grande Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte met the coalition forces of the Duke of Wellington in farm fields south of the Belgian village of Waterloo. The outcome of the battle was, as Wellington later said, ‘a close run thing.’ Using maps, historical paintings, and photographs of the locations of key engagements, Battlefield historian Robert Mueller presents portraits of the main antagonists, events leading up to the battle, a description of the fighting, and a review of the momentous consequences of Napoleon’s defeat.

For information regarding presenting this program to your audience, please contact: sales@frenchbattlefields.com