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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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


In this issue, we continue our look at the opening campaigns in the west with the first of a two-part look at the forgotten, but critical, siege of Antwerp.

Main Focus: Antwerp Falls, Part I

  • From Your Editor: Locking in the Western Front
  • Defenses of the National Redoubt
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Under Heavy Fire

Belgian Defenders at Antwerp

  • Belgium's New Capital
  • E. Alexander Powell Describes the Beginning of the Main Siege of Antwerp
  • Different Perspectives on the Siege
  • Lloyd George's Call to Duty

Opening Day at the National WWI Memorial

Other Topics:

  • Documentary: Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa
  • 100 Years Ago: A Surprising German-Soviet Accommodation
  • The U.S. National World War I Memorial Opens
  • The Kaiser Had Threatened Two Belgian Kings
  • Plus all our regular updates and features

Next Month:  Antwerp Falls, Part II

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