What Happened in the Priest's Wood: A Small Battlefield in the Great War

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th Street
Hallettsville  Texas  77964


From 1914 to 1918 French, German, and American troops fought over a small patch of land in eastern France, the Bois-le-Prêtre, or "Priest's Wood." Over four years thousands of young men died here. The brutality of the struggle and the bravery of the soldiers are recorded in an ambulance driver's journal, a soldier's letters home, and a history of the 90th Division written by an officer who saw it all.

This free free talk by Dr. Virginia Bernhard will take place at 1:00 PM at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville. It is part of a larger, ongoing series of lectures on the First World War. Details of this lecture series can be viewed here.

Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. 4th Street, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Phone: (361) 798-3243. www.hallettsvillelibrary.org


Tues & Thurs: 8:30-5:30

Wed & Fri: 11:30-5:30

Saturday: 9:00 - noon

Sun & Mon: Closed