Tag Archives: Battle of Verdun

World War I and SW France

Just after 7 a.m. on 21st February 1916, 100 years ago today, German artillery unleashed a 10-hour bombardment that could be heard more than 150 km away. Thus began one of the longest and most devastating battles in history. The … Continue reading

Posted in History, World War I & II | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

French Women and World War I

  It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I is almost upon us. Huge amounts have been written about almost every aspect of the war. But some topics have received less … Continue reading

Posted in Books/writing, History, World War I & II | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments