Len's Summary: A revisionist historian looks at German looting, arson and executions of Belgian civilians asserting that these were neither figments of Entente propaganda, nor simply results of collective paranoia (fear of franc tireurs), but rather part of a deliberate campaign of terrorism ordered by military authorities. The author is a Princeton Ph.D. Another in a lengthening series of books examining German military government and occupation policies in World War One. // Detailed narrative of the German invasion of Belgium and the violence against civilians that accompanied it. See also German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial winner of the Tomlinson Prize for 2002.
On Saturday March 12 the WW1HA hosted its first ever online quiz night. This was a fun way to get geographically distant members together virtually. We are considering doing this a few times a year.
The next issue of World War One Illustrated (WWOI) will be printed shortly. Members/subscribers should receive their printed issue in the next month or so.
Members are encouraged to participate in the monthly online seminars hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; and we plan to announce a gathering of WW1HA members at the National World War I Museum’s Fall 2022 symposium. Stay tuned!
Do you have a special interest or knowledge regarding a WW1 topic? Consider sharing your knowledge by writing an article for WWOI or a shorter blog post (500 – 1,000 words) for the WW1HA Facebook page. Talk to Editor Ed Klekowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Charles Van Way (email@example.com) for more details.
Finally, you can always reach out to me with your thoughts or questions.