In early 2014 Team Mago had the opportunity to tour European battlefields and memorials. In honor of Memorial Day, we’ve posted some photos from Belleau Wood and a video that we think you’ll enjoy.
2014 marked the 100th anniversary of World War I. Team Mago spent two weeks in the early summer of 2014 exploring the fields of valor that made up The Western Front of The Great War as well as many of its antecedents and successors. This book takes you to battlefields and other military artifacts not typically found in guidebooks, providing detailed context, analysis, and local knowledge that enhance the experience for both travelers and readers. With over 350 photos as well as reviews of restaurants, hotels, and chateaus, this book both entertains and enlightens. If you are planning a visit to coincide with the centenary of the First World War War or are a student of military history, MagoGuide’s European Battlefield Tour is a must read.
To be frank, Morgan is appalled by The New York Times Travel Section’s coverage of World War I’s centennial. Not only have their articles failed to do 1914 justice, but they’re full of hyperbole.
In this post, Morgan sets the record straight while taking you along on our tour of Belleau Wood, the Chateau-Thierry American Monument, the Aisle-Marne American Cemetery, the Bulldog Fountain, and the German Military Cemetery near Belleau.
It’s fascinating history, touring, and photos. The New York Times may never forgive us.
Here is a map with a list of all our favorite places in France and Belgium including the battlefield sites we visited in 2014.