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'Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant, first hero of Verdun' by Christina Holstein


Christina Holstein will give a presentation on Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant.  Born in 1855, Emile was the first high-ranking casualty of the Battle of Verdun. Educated at a military academy he was an officer at the age of 22. He 1906 he resigned his commission, for reason Christina Holstein is certain to explain. He became a journalist and go…

The Verdun Regiment. Into the Furnace: The 151st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Verdun 1916


By Johnathan Bracken Pen & Sword, £25.00, 269pp, hb, 30 ills, maps, notes, refs, bibliog and index. ISBN: 978–152–671–029–1 The author is the president of a living history organisation dedicated to the French 151st Infantry whose home garrison was Verdun. Diverted from its annual summer manoeuvres several days before war was declared, the 15…

The French on the Somme: From Serre to the River Somme – August 1914 – 30 June 1916


Pen & Sword, £14.99, 234pp., softback, ills, maps, index, appendices, notes and refs, bibliog. ISBN: 978–152–672–240–9 This is the second of five books about the French Army on the Somme planned by David O’Mara. His first, covering the French action on the Somme in 1916, appeared in 2018 and provided an outstanding introduction to what is,…

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Ep. 221 – The Battle of Verdun 1917 – Christina Holstein


Historian and author Christina Holstein about her research into the 1916 Battle of Verdun during the Great War. 



Ep. 225 - The Battle of Verdun 1917 and the battlefield today - Christina Holstein


Historian and author Christina Holstein about her research into the 1917 Battle of Verdun and the battlefield today.


A talk by Christina Holstein 'Verdun: The Left Bank'


Christina Holstein is a leading authority on the Battle of Verdun. For many years she lived close to the battlefield and has explored it in great detail. She regularly conducts tours of the battlefield for individuals or groups and, with her specialized knowledge of the terrain, has acted as consultant to a number of other historians, TV producer…

The Battle of Verdun


The Battle of Verdun an Zoom talk by Christina Holstein   Christina is based in Kent and was formerly a long-time resident of Luxembourg. Christina knows the north-eastern part of the Western Front very well, often conducting battlefield tours there. She has also written six notable books (see "Notes" below) on the Battle of Verdun, and has acted…

Spring Conference and AGM 2023 : National Army Museum, London


Topics and Speakers: The British West Indian Regiment: Race and colour on the Western Front by Dominiek Dendooven Absent bodies and broken hearts: Imperial War Graves Commission and the repatriation debate, 1915-1939 by Prof. Mark Connelly The German capture of Fort Douaumont 25 February 1916 by Christina Holstein Followed by WFA AGM at 2…