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

Author: Torie Holt
Publisher:
ISBN: 1526725452
Size: 38.75 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 Mrs Holt S Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme 100th Anniversary

Author: Major Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147386674X
Size: 11.49 MB
Format: PDF
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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

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

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844153770
Size: 45.63 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.

Bruges And Flanders Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241189012
Size: 54.49 MB
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Bruges And Flanders Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium . 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.

The Rough Guide To Belgium And Luxembourg

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241206316
Size: 60.17 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.

Hitlers Helfer

Author: Guido Knopp
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641119979
Size: 31.72 MB
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Hitlers Helfer. Ohne Hitler wäre das 'Dritte Reich' nicht denkbar. Der Diktator aber war auf Helfer angewiesen, die sich ganz in seine Dienste stellten. Sie waren die Träger der Macht - und ihre Vollstrecker. Hitlers Paladine erledigten, was Hitler befohlen hatte. Sie prägten das Gesicht der Diktatur. Goebbels, Göring, Himmler, Hess, Speer, Dönitz - ihre Bedeutung im Machtgeflecht der Naziherrschaft, der Grad ihrer Verstrickung in die Verbrechen des Regimes waren höchst unterschiedlich. Doch die Psychogramme dieser Männer haben eines gemeinsam: Sie geben eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie es zu den Greueltaten der Nazizeit kommen konnte.

Die Schlafwandler

Author: Christopher Clark
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641118778
Size: 23.64 MB
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Die Schlafwandler. Bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse über den Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark (Preußen) zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte. Schon jetzt zeigt sich, dass »Die Schlafwandler« eine der wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen zum 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs sein wird.