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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Recommended: World War I Commemorative Brochures from the U.S. Army Center for Military History

The Army has released four volumes in their new series of WWI brochures that will eventually cover the entire war.  Here's one of the covers. The works are very informative and well illustrated, using Signal Corps photos and official U.S. Army artwork from the war. They  can be downloaded as PDF documents from the address below.  Currently available are the works covering up through Cantigny and operations around Château-Thierry.


  1. Some well done maps as will as nice images. I applaud the Army's efforts here.

  2. Mike, thanks for the information. I had forgotten about this!

  3. A wealth of information and wonderfully clear photographs. Maybe the Center for Military History has the 16mm movies taken at Base Hospital #9 in Chateauroux where my father was a surgeon.

  4. Very clear photos and lots of detail. It will take me awhile to digest all of this information, but I'm looking forward to learning more of what my great-grandfather did while a soldier in France. Thank you!