Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844153770
Size: 38.45 MB
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Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele. Covering the important WW1 battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area.

Major Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Ypres Salient And Passchendaele Eighth Expanded 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Torie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526725452
Size: 49.53 MB
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Major Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Ypres Salient And Passchendaele Eighth Expanded 100th Anniversary Edition. This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, literary and travel information. There are recommended, timed itineraries, in each itinerary representing one day's travelling. Every stop on the routes has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.Memorials large and small, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note - they are all here and joined together by a sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity toward the events of 1914-1918 that can only be matched by visiting the battlefield itself. This is a guide book written by people who, because they have been directly involved in taking tours themselves, know the form and type of information that best serves the visitor to the battlefield. NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH '3.99

Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844153770
Size: 71.67 MB
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Major And Mrs Holt S Pocket Battlefield Guide To Ypres And Passchendaele. Covering the important WW1 battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area.

Major And Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Operation Market Garden

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781593787
Size: 63.21 MB
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Major And Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Operation Market Garden. Like the other books in the Holts' acclaimed Battlefield Guide Series (see inside front cover for details) this is much more than just a guidebook. It charts in fascinating detail what happened at each recommended stop and brings alive, with cameos and personal recollections, the dramatic events of September 1944.??It is the very first detailed guide to chart the entire MARKET-GARDEN Corridor - from Leopoldsburg in Belgium and over the important bridges at the Scheldt-Maas Canal, the Wilhelmina Canal, the Zuid Willemsvaart Canal, the Maas and the Waal to the Bridge at Arnhem over the Lower Rhine - the 'Bridge Too Far'.??There are stories of gallantry, despair, humour, fear and dogged persistence??- here was a hidden execution ground and cemetery in Belgium?- here Pfc Joe Mann threw himself onto a grenade to save his buddies?- here the 504th PIR made the daring crossing over the Waal?- here was Diogenes, the Germans' menacing secret bunker?- here twin brothers of the British Airborne were killed together?- here Colonel Johnny Frost clung on for 4 desperate days??This third edition includes:??• An UPDATE Section with GPS locations, new/changed Memorials, Museums and Tourist Information?• An Approach Route and five recommended timed Itineraries?• Sketch maps in all the Itineraries?• Memorials to the liberating Allies and the suffering Civilians?• Museums, sites of DZs and LZs?• Allied and German Cemeteries and Information on their War Graves Associations?• Historical background to and summary of the Operation?• Holland after the battles to the present day?• Information on Veterans' and Commemorative Associations and Events?• Useful tourist information?• Full colour illustrations throughout

Major Mrs Holt S Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary

Author: Major Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147386674X
Size: 49.83 MB
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Major Mrs Holt S Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary. The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new 'Definitive' edition, the Seventh, each time being updated and expanded. It is a legacy that should be on every bookshelf. The book is based upon over 30 years of traveling and writing about battlefields by two people - Major and Mrs Holt - who are credited with having started the modern era of battlefield tours - and were awarded the Somme Centenary Medal for their work in 'opening the doors to the battlefields' with their books. This Guide Book is MORE than a guide book - Sir Martin Gilbert said, ' the Holts have raised the Guide Book to a new high level,' and ' the golden thread that runs through it (the previous Somme Guide) - is the focus that the Holts give to the stories of individuals'. It will therefore appeal both to General and to Specialist readers whether they travel to the battlefields or not. This is not merely a guide book, nor a history book, but it is brimming with human interest stories of veterans' experiences, tales of bravery, comradeship, natural terror, literary illusions to poets who experienced the battles (such a Owen & Sassoon, Seeger and Sorley) ... If you buy just one book about the Battle of the Somme, this is the one that you should have, written by those who know the area and the battlefield better even than the French themselves, and who tell its story from both humanistic and military standpoints

World War I Battlefields

Author: John Ruler
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624845
Size: 56.12 MB
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World War I Battlefields. World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide - Expert tips and itineraries for travel along the Western Front including sites in France and Belgium, maps and routes. This guide also features guided walks and site information, battlefield tours, museums, Ypres, Poperinge, Nieuwpoort, Mons, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, The Somme, Verdun, Aisne and Champagne.

Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium Bruges And Flanders

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241189012
Size: 76.68 MB
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Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium Bruges And Flanders. This Rough Guides Snapshot is one of a new generation of informative and easy-to-use travel-guide eBooks that guarantees you make the most of your visit. An essential tool for pre-trip planning, it also makes a great travel companion when you're on the road. Introduction to Bruges and Flanders is a good place to start, with an overview of the cities' and region's big attractions and a list of highlights. From the table of contents, you can click straight to the main sections of the guide, which includes features on all the main sights and attractions. You'll find practical information on the country as a whole, including details on flights, in Belgium and Luxembourg Basics. Shorter contents lists appear at the start of every section in the guide to make chapter navigation quick and easy. Detailed area maps can be found in the guide and in the dedicated map section, which also includes full country maps for Belgium and Luxembourg, accessible from the table of contents. Throughout the guide, we've flagged up our favorite places--a perfectly-located hotel, an atmospheric café, a special restaurant--with our author pick stars. You can select your own favorites and create a personalized itinerary by bookmarking the sights, venues and activities that are of interest, giving you the quickest possible access to everything you'll need for your time away.

A Storm In Flanders

Author: Winston Groom
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147460434X
Size: 78.49 MB
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A Storm In Flanders. A fast-paced and vivid narrative of the most horrific campaign in history: the four-year slaughter around the Belgian town of Ypres 1914-18. Switching seamlessly between the generals' headquarters, the politicians' councils and, above all, the mud and blood of the trenches, this is a wonderfully accessible history. Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler both fought in the front line at Ypres: Groom reveals what happened to both men. We see the campaign through their eyes and the experience of other officers and men, including the war poet Edmund Blunden (later professor of poetry at Oxford). From the desperate defence put up by the tiny British regular army in 1914 to the infamous Passchendaele offensive, this is popular history at its best.

Fields Of War

Author: Robert J. Mueller
Publisher: French Battlefields
ISBN: 0982367708
Size: 54.32 MB
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Fields Of War. This unique and practical guide presents fifty battlefields that are within a short driving distance from Paris. Each description contains a brief historical overview and a tour of the major surviving landmarks and monuments. Extensively illustrated by maps as well as historical and contemporary photographs, the book presents battlefields sites selected and organized to offer an enjoyable touring experience.

The Rough Guide To Belgium And Luxembourg

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241206316
Size: 25.49 MB
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The Rough Guide To Belgium And Luxembourg. The new full-colour Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg is the definitive guide to this underrated corner of Europe. Detailed accounts and crystal-clear maps reveal every nook and cranny of both countries, from the best Belgian beer bars to comic shops, chocolate and carnivals. The guide is packed with historical context and well-informed insights into the superb sights, museums and galleries of the big cities - Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels and Luxembourg City - but it also departs from the urban centres for the forests and moorland of the Ardennes, the windswept beaches of the north coast, the WW1 sites of Flanders and Luxembourg's remote hamlets. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout, plus author picks, themed itineraries and, of course, the lowdown on the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg.