Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Press Supporter, Author Contributes World War I Book Series to Cemetery at Foot of Belleau Wood Battle Site

Texas A&M University Press supporter and author Fran Vick recently contributed books in the C. A. Brannen Series on World War I -- named for her father -- to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.

The 42.5-acre cemetery sits at the foot of Belleau Wood, site of the key World War I battle that occurred during the German 1918 Spring Offensive. The Aisne-Marne American Cemetery houses the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne Valley that year.

The C. A. Brannen Series books, will add to an already significant collection of World War I books and materials used for research and general interest at the cemetery site.

Vick and her brother, Joseph Patrick Brannen, established the book series with Texas A&M Press in honor of her father, an A&M graduate who fought in the war. His book Over There: A Marine in the Great War, headlines the series.

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