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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Recommended: The Myths of Verdun, by Professor Paul Jankowski

This lecture was delivered at the National World War I Museum and Memorial's Symposium–1916.  Professor Paul Jankowski of Brandeis University had recently written a new work on the Battle of Verdun.  I did not attend the seminar but did have the pleasure of viewing his talk recently. I must say, he takes a fresh look at the battle, and I learned much from his presentation.

Professor Jankowski had some very interesting visuals he used to support his main points. Here's one I've never run across before.