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.


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.


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.


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.


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