Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, May 2, 2014

Report from the Western Front

For the past week, I have been leading a group of American World War I enthusiasts around the battlefields of the opening of the Great War on the Western Front. Here are a few photos of our group. I've tried to include some of their favorite sites so far.  I'll post another group when we return home.

Memorial to the Entombed Soldiers of Fort Loncin

First VCs of the War, Awarded for this Action at Nimy Railroad Bridge

Maubeuge, Site of the Great War's Longest Siege

Dinant on the River Meuse

View from Dinant Citadel, Looking South Down the Meuse

Memorial to First USAS Medal of Honor Recipient, Frank Luke

Description of Action in Which Luke Lost His Life

Denis Hebrard, Our Guide to the Tunnels of Butte de Vauquois

1 comment:

  1. Great pictuers and stories Mike. Thanks. Margaret Sydney Australia