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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours

"Crossing No Man's Land: The Trench Stalemate and the Birth of Modern Warfare, 1915-1918"
Dr. Richard S. Faulkner

In August 1914 all of the great powers of Europe went to war expecting to fight sweeping battles of maneuver, yet, after only four months of fighting the war on the Western Front had settled into a stalemated conflict characterized by trench warfare. The lecture will focus on why the trench stalemate developed in France and Belgium by the late fall of 1914, how the major combatants tried to break the deadlock, and why, in the end, all of these efforts never truly succeeded in breaking through the trenches. Dr. Faulkner is an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

The Kansas Museum of History is open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store is also open until 6:30 p.m.

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December 13, 2019 - Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle

6:30 - 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019