Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Marco, Jun 10, 2018.
Running in 2018 a small but very nice expo on the liberation of this part of France in 1944.
Marco looks very impressive - anything about the battle of Gravelotte 1870.
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.
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:
For us I would recommend this one:
Background and several battlefield car tours
Be carefull, like WW1 and WW2 this is an adictive one
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.!
Marco - Thanks for the warning ... I have already been given up, I'm afraid
Is your last post also 1870/71- Battle of Sedan ?
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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