Expo Les Batailles de Moselle, Gravelotte 1870 Museum

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Marco, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Running in 2018 a small but very nice expo on the liberation of this part of France in 1944.

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  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Marco looks very impressive - anything about the battle of Gravelotte 1870.
     
  3. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Hi Stolpi, sure. If you just want to spent one day learning about the 1870-1871 war ("The Mother of the Great War")
    then Gravelotte is the place to be. Large modern museum, old German 1905 memorial across the road, including graves. In the surrounding fields mass graves and decaying German memorials.
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  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marco - looks interesting; I once visited the battlefield of Froeschwiller/Woerth in the northern Alsace, which triggered my interest for the 1870/71 conflict. Also visited Wissembourg and Bitche. I read Wawro's work on the French/Prussian war.

    What other books would you advise me on this battle. What about Michael Howard's book on the Franco/Prussian War. I am contemplating to order a copy of it:

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  5. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

  6. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Be carefull, like WW1 and WW2 this is an adictive one :)
     
  7. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    And then there is this remarkable place where French Marines fought to the last bullet. Now a true French museum so it is a bit of a gammble if it is open or not. Sorry for drifting O.T.!

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  8. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Marco - Thanks for the warning ... I have already been given up, I'm afraid

    Is your last post also 1870/71- Battle of Sedan ?
     
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  9. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Correct. An other interesting place to visit is the Spicheren height near Saarbrucken. Fought over in 1870, 1914 and 1940. Cemeteries of all three wars, memorials in excellent state, A M24 Chaffee and a German bunker named "Wotan". All within 500 meters of each other. And a restaurant/bar where you can park Mrs. Stolpi, if needed.

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