WFA East Coast Explores WW1 History – October 25

The Western Front Association (WFA) East Coast Branch will gather in Baltimore, MD on Saturday October 25, 2014 for an exciting day of World War 1 History.  Authors, scholars, historians , collectors, battlefield travelers, genealogists and others with an interest in The Great War 1914-1918 will gather at the historic Maryland War Memorial Building for a day of dynamic presentations, discussions and displays.

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Former Military History Quarterly publisher Edward M. Strauss will speak on his newly published first ever English translation of POLIU: THE WORLD WAR 1 DIARIES OF CORPORAL LOUIS BARTHAS, BARRELMAKER 1914-1918.  Regarded as a classic WW1 personal account since its publication in France in 1978, this landmark memoir is finally available in English.  Copies of the new book will be available at the symposium.

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Mr. Philip Schreier, Senior Curator at the National Firearms Museum and expert on German Naval airships of World War I will present a fascinating account of the operational rise and fall of Zeppelins in WW1.

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Mr. Robert Enholm, Executive Director of the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington DC, will present a engaging portrait  President Wilson travails with difficult issues of neutrality before American involvement in World War I.

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WFA East Coast’s Ryan Szimanski will recount the fascinating odyssey of Admiral Graf von Spee and the German East Asia cruiser squadron – its remarkable exploits in the Pacific during the fall of 1914 through its demise at the Battle of the Falklands.

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Finally, WFA East Coast’s Randy Gaulke will explain the transformation of the role of German cavalry troops on the static Western Front.

The symposium will include displays, discussions, door prizes and a WW1 book sale featuring new, used, and out-of-print WW1 titles.

For full details see the registration form here:  Fall 2014 Flyer