Len's Summary: A History Book Club selection. Published in the UK under the subtitle La Vie en Bleu. The entire first section of the book is devoted to French politics and society from 1900 to 1931 including French participation in the Great War and postwar diplomatic struggles. Sections on political movements, the French army, the mutinies and the use of colonial troops on the Western Front are of particular interest as are chapters on the impact of the war on domestic politics and the postwar peace process. In all a subtle and engrossing analysis of the French Third, Vichy, Forth and Fifth Republics.
We invite you to participate in the WW1HA’s first Fireside Chat (via Zoom) at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST on Saturday 11 March. The topic is “Rekindling the Spirit: What Excites YOU About WW1.” During 2023 we will be hosting quarterly chats with different themes as a way to increase our touch points with WW1HA members. To participate, send your email to President, Randy Gaulke.
As a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter switched to online Zoom Seminars that are open to all. These take place at 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST on the second Saturday of each month. The speaker for 11 March Seminar is James Gregory, talking about his book “Unraveling the Myth of Sgt. Alvin York: The Other Sixteen.” Join in!
The Spring 2023 issue of World War One Illustrated should be printed and in the mail in April.
As President, I’m looking for ways to breathe new life into this organization—especially as Covid-19 moves from a pandemic to an endemic. Do you have creative ideas? Comments and suggestions are always welcome.