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Battlefields of the First World War: A Traveller's Guide Hardcover – 7 Oct 1993

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books (7 Oct. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851453644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851453641
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 919,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A travellers Guide
Mons, Ypres, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, the Somme....The names are no less poignant three quarters of a century on, and the emotional pull of the physical reminders of the First World War is undiminished.

This fascinating book provides detailed accounts of the fifteen most significant battles of the First World War and the events that preceeded them. Aided by maps and quotations, it may be read at home as a continuous guide, dipped into at any time for informartion via the index or simply kept as a reminder of past visits to the sites described.

At each historic site the Holts describe the events leading up to the battle, the aims and tactics of the commanders and the action itself. They then provide detailed directions for a manageable tour of the battlefield, taking in all the significant landmarks and reminders of what took place, from key fortifications and trench lines to scenes of crucial turning points and outstanding acts of courage.

Tonie and Valmai Holt have produced a remarkable book, which is both a practical guide for visitors to the sites as well as a moving and sensitive response to the harrowing evidence of the sadness and sacrifice, the horror and the heroism of "the war to end all wars". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Format: Hardcover
The book is written as a series of chapters each on a different campaign. Each chapter describes the campaign and then a tour that takes you round the most important sites and monuments.
I used this book as the only guide for a tour round the Somme, Vimy and Ypres battlefields and it served well. Although it led me round the principle monuments and cemetries, if you want to explore the battles in more detail, you'd need another source.
The maps and directions are adequate but you need a detailed road map of the areas as well.
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full of info. easy to read and follow.knowledge content is superb.this book replaces a lost one which had actually seen action on some of the sights!!! i was overjoyed by the excellent condition and priceforsuch a used book my daughter is anxious.to read it after reading BIRDSONG
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Arrived on time. Well wrapped . Very good service - informative email. Good sheet inside to say to contact if there were any problems. Book was exactly as described. I particularly like the box it arrived in - Christmassy, but ideal to keep the book from being bashed. Also inside the box, the book was wrapped in a plastic bag too - which shows care from the bookseller. As I say - impressed by the service of the bookseller - just hope it is enjoyed as a present by my Mum now!!!d
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