On Saturday June 11, 2016, the Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA) will gather at the historic Maryland War Memorial Building in Baltimore for an exciting day-long program featuring authors and speakers on First World War history topics, displays of WW1 artifacts, door prizes and networking among WW1 history organizations, museums, historic sites and individuals. The event is open to the public and new attendees are always welcome.
Among the formal presentations at the symposium will be Dr. Nicole Hudgins of the University of Baltimore who will discuss her recent study “Hold Still, Madame – Wartime Gender and the Photography of Women in France” published by the University of St. Andrews. Authors Douglas Fisher and JoAnn Buckley will present highlights from their new book AFRICAN-AMERICAN DOCTORS OF WORLD WAR 1 – THE LIVES OF 104 VOLUNTEERS. Historian and author William T. Walker will present a new critical re-evaluation of the American Expeditionary Forces attack on Montfaucon in September 1918 based on his new book BETRAYAL AT LITTLE GIBRALTAR. Dr. Peter Lubrecht will reveal a rarely-seen glimpse of the life of a German infantryman in the West during 1914-15 based on his book LIEBE KÜCK – A GERMAN SOLDIER’S STORY THE GREAT WAR. Finally WFA East Coast Branch Chairman Paul Cora will recount the July 1916 voyage to Baltimore of the German commercial U-boat DEUTSCHLAND in the context of the public opinion debate it inspired and the challenges experienced by German-Americans both before and after America’s entry into WW1.
The event will also feature a Branch-sponsored WW1 new, used and out-of-print book sale, as well as refreshments, discussions, displays, and as always, lots of camaraderie.
See the announcement flyer and registration materials here: WFA East Coast Spring 2016 Flyer