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

Friday, April 23, 2021

Don't Miss Your April 2021 St. Mihiel Trip-Wire


In this issue, we focus on the Great War in the Lorraine in 1914, where much important things were happening while the world's attention was focused on the Race to the Sea in Western France.

Main Focus: The Lorraine Gap of 1914

  • From Your Editor: Post-Marne Movements
  • The Lorraine Gap Evolves
  • Germany Files the Gap
  • Minding the (Former) Gap, 1914-1918

Éparges Spur on the Meuse Heights Would Be an 
Epic Battleground for the Entire War

  • What the Gap Led to in 1918
  • 100 Years Ago: The Second Battle of Inonu Marks a Turning Point in the Greco-Turkish War
  • The Spanish Flu vs. COVID-19: the Numbers
  • Documentary: HMS Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy Sunk on 22 September 1914

Greek Troops Advancing During the First Battle of Inonu, January 1921

Other Topics:

  • Different Perspectives on the 1914 Campaign
  • Germany's Vulnerable Point Was Lorraine
  • The Zabern Affair
  • Barbara Tuchman on the Decisive Moment in Lorraine
  • Plus all our regular updates and features

Next Month:  Flanders 1914: Locking in the Western Front


  1. I am so thrilled to see that someone, with some common sense, has pointed out the statistics between the Spanish flue pandemic and Covid. Just goes to prove that social distancing and mask mandates didn't work then and don't work now. Also goes to prove that most people know nothing about history.

  2. Actually, it proves nothing of the sort.