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'Verdun - The Left Bank' a talk given by Christina Holstein

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Author, historian and Verdun tour guide Christina Holstein will be talking about the Left Bank of Verdun. Christina Holstein is a frequent contributor to the Pen & Sword Battleground Europe series.  Because of the location 'The Left Bank' of Verdun is usually visited in a series of walking tours. Because of the considerable danger in these wo…


'The Battle of Verdun' a talk given by Christina Holstein

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Christina Holstein is a multilingual historian who, whilst resident in Luxembourg,  developed her interest in the Battle of Verdun. She researched with local people and with German historians and researchers and has published four books on the Battle of Verdun as well as leading battlefield tours.   The East London Branch of The WFA meets at 7.45…


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

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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…


FREE EVENT: 'Looking Back: Looking Forward: Reflections on the First World War Centernary'

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  Reflecting on the First World War centenary There has been a great variety of commemorative activity over the last four 'centenary' year. What is its legacy?  Various people who have been closely involved with the centenary will explore the themes of remembrance, commemoration, legacy and learning in a series of hosted discussions. Programme:…


'The Americans at Meuse-Argonne 1918' by Christina Holstein

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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…


'Verdun - Battles of the Left Bank' with Christina Holstien

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We are delighted to welcome back to the branch Christina Holstien who is one of our most popular speakers. As those of you who have been to one her talks before will know, she is an expert on all aspects of the Battle of Verdun and has written many guidebooks to the area. Her talk this year will focus on a largely unknown period of the Battle and…


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

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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

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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,…