Winter 2017 Lecture Schedule

Our Battlefield Lecture Series continues with public presentations as listed below. For descriptions of all eight 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 Hanover Towenship Senior Center (Bartlett) on Jan 10 at 5:30 pm

– American Doughboys in World War One at Patty Turner Center on Jan 17 at 8:30 am

– American Doughboys in World War One at Niles Library on March 29 at 7 pm

New Battlefield Visitor’s Guide now available

French Battlefields announces the second volume in our Second World War battlefields series.

The Bulge Battlefields
By Robert J Mueller

The Bulge Battlefields provides a comprehensive historian’s or traveler’s guide to the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes Offensive) —Americas largest battle of the Second World War.

As a visitor’s guide, The Bulge Battlefields presents the actual locations of key events in the struggle to defeat Germany’s last offensive of the war. Each battlefield visit begins with a succinct history of events followed by a description of the intense military action that determined success or failure. The narrative revolves around the stories of the privates, NCOs, and junior officers whose sacrifices made success possible. Extensive detailed maps illustrate the flow of the battle across the landscape and the units that participated. Detailed driving instructions and 550 GPS co-ordinates direct visitors to each battlefield site. Descriptions of museums, memorials, cemeteries, and surviving artifacts are given along with their hours of operation. Mailing, email, and web addresses are also provided.

The text includes locations and contact details for:
– 23 Museums
– 182 Monuments or Memorials
– 21 Farthest Advance Stones
– 19 WW II Tanks
– 18 Region Tourist Offices
– Westwall Bunkers
– Commemorative Walking Tours
– Dozens of awards for Bravery and Sacrifice

SOFT COVER, PERFECT BOUND
ISBN: 978-0-9823677-5-9
480 PAGES plus
16 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOGRAPHS and 88 MAPS
6″ X 9″ (15.2cm X 22.8cm)
$29.95

Available from amazon.com, Gazelle Book Services (UK), or directly from the publisher at frenchbattlefields

Battlefield Lecture Series

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

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

– American Doughboys in World War One at Oak Park Public Library on Nov 5 at 2pm

– The Defense of Bastogne at Tinley Park Public Library on Nov 7 at 7 pm (premier presentation)

– Men of Omaha Beach at Arlington Heights Senior Center on Nov 8 at 10 am

– Men of Omaha Beach at Crete Public Library on Nov 9 at 7 pm

– Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich) on Nov 10 at 2 pm

– American Doughboys in World War One at Prospect Heights Public Library on Nov 10 at 7 pm

– The Defense of Bastogne at Fremont Public Library (Mundelein) on Nov 17 at 7 pm

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Palos Heights Public Library on Nov 22 at 6:30pm

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Fremont Public Library (Mundelein) on Nov 30 at 7pm

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Park Ridge Public Library on Dec 1 at 7pm

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Gail Borden Public Library (Elgin) on Dec 6 at 7pm

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Arlington Heights Senior Center on Dec 7 at 10am

– Pearl Harbor – A Day of Infamy at Schaumburg Public Library on Dec 7 at 2:30pm

 

 

 

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