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

Battlefield Lecture Series

Our Battlefield Lecture Series continues with public presentations as listed below.

For  descriptions of all five French Battlefields lectures please see http://www.frenchbattlefields.com/lectures.html

- Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Gail Borden Library (Elgin) on December 17 at 7pm.

- Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Fremont Public Library District (Mundelein) on January 7 at 7pm.

-The Men of Omaha Beach at Glenview Public Library on January 25 at 2pm

- American Doughboys in World War I at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield location) on January 26 at 1pm.

- The Men of Omaha Beach at Lake Shore Men’s Club in Highland Park on February 2nd at 9:30 am.

-Touring the Battlefields of Europe at Tinley Park Library on February 2 at 7 pm.

- Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes at Helen Plum Library District (Lombard) on February 16 at 1pm.

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy Wins Third National Book Award

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, a visitor’s guide to the Normandy, France battlefields of the Second World War, has received recognition as the award winner in the Military History category by 2014 USA Best Book Awards. Earlier this year, the book was selected as one of the best military reference works of 2014 by the Military Writers Society of America and as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards in the Travel Guide category.

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A Life of Death

After the presentation of a battlefield lecture, The Men of Omaha Beach, last night, I met a man who has written a moving poem about warfare during the past 100 years. Rather than presenting it, I direct your attention to a website that offers the poem and presents a short film based upon that poem.

Read and see A Life of Death.
Thank you.