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

Monday, November 14, 2016

My Interview with the World War One Centennial Commission

Recently, the World War One Centennial Commission asked to interview me for their newsletter.  The questions from Public Affairs Director Chris Isleib (an old battleship sailor by the way) focused on how I got so involved with the study of the war, my publications and battlefield tours, my thoughts on the work of the commission, and why it's still important to remember the WWI generation.  Below are some of my opening comments.  The full interview can be read HERE.

Full interview HERE


  1. Wonderful interview -- thanks for sharing!

  2. Makes me proud to be associated with you, Mike! David Beer

  3. It's fun to hear how a hobby sort of took over and took you on a trip of a lifetime exploring a very important topic in American History. The website continues to be outstanding as you share the WW I story. Congratulations on the interview.

  4. Sad that you are about to stop doing your battlefield tours Mike.

  5. Glad to read of your background in World War One interest. I come by it through an interest in the royalty of the time, especially the doomed Romanovs and Habsburg dynasties. Because of my interest in all things Habsburg , I'm generally only interested in the Central Powers.

  6. Enjoyed reading the interview transcript. Congrats to Mike for all of his efforts.