About the talk: Involving 1.2 million US soldiers, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (26 Sep - 11 Nov 1918) was the largest offensive in American history. It was also the AEF's bloodiest, resulting in around 27,000 US fatalities. Part of the "Hundred Days", it was one of a series of Allied attacks which brought the Great War to an end. Christina Holstein brings this offensive to life, through her first hand experience of the terrain and her decades of research.
About the speaker: Christina Holstein is a battlefield guide and researcher, formerly based in Luxembourg. She speaks fluent English, French and Danish, and some German. She has a lifetime interest in military history, focused mostly on the Meuse-Argonne, Verdun and the St Mihiel Salient. She's published four books on the Battle of Verdun. Her primary interest is following battles on the ground, i.e. walking in the footsteps of the various units which fought there and visiting the sites.