First of all, let me apologize for the paucity of posts “over here” (pun intended). I recently completed a Civil War battle history that is being published next week and all of my time over the past year has been devoted to its completion.
That being said, I have certainly not lost the WWI “bug” that led me to create this weblog in the first place. With the exception of the post on the Lost Battalion site, there really hasn’t been much substantive posting on this website, so before I delve into my next project, I thought that I’d ask you all some questions. Since the stated purpose of the blog is to write about the AEF and the First World War in general that means that the possibilities for topics are endless.
With that in mind, what would you like to see more of on this blog?
What stories do you think have been languishing in obscurity that you would like to see brought to light?
Who are the unsung heroes that deserve biographies?
What regiment or division within the AEF deserves to have their story told?
What skirmish, incident, or battle needs the dust blown off of it for a new generation of WWI historians to examine?
Are there any preservation issues in the US or elsewhere (such as the Lost Battalion site) that are in danger of being lost or have been swallowed up by the passage of time?
What recent books need to be recommended or reviewed?
Do you think that Centennial of the war will be observed in the U.S. in any meaningful way?
As you can see, asking the questions is the easy part.
It’s answering them that will determine "the shape of things to come,” to quote President Wilson.
I look forward to your answers.