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on 26 December 2013
I visited the field where my Great Uncle Herman was killed during the 3rd battle of Passchendaele. It was a very moving moment. To then visit the Menin Gate and hear the bugle playing at 8o'clock in the evening, an event which has been held nightly for about 80 years was another very moving moment. To then see his name on the 48th Battalion panel and place a poppy alongside his name on behalf of all my family and relatives was a moment in time I shalll treasure forever. This book, purchased after my visit, gives in well explained and precise detail the battles along the Western front I visited, including a very interesting account of the 3rd battle mentioned above. One can only partially visualise the horrors those young men faced, knowing their chances of survival were indeed very slim. Holt sets out well those horror fields so that any one wishing to go there can learn about what took place when, and then see the resting places that he also includes in his book. A good buy and guide for anyone to read and take with them if doing a Wester Front Tour.
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on 1 May 2017
Very informative
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on 14 October 2014
Good booklet. Just remember to take a Sat Nav that is up to date and also some good local maps. A compass is also worth while for the serious Battlefield visitor
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on 18 July 2017
great
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on 25 June 2017
Great comprehensive information for our tour.
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on 18 July 2017
Very good and informative
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on 1 May 2017
Great guide really informative
G_p_s reference to magic
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on 9 March 2009
Excellent small guide for a short visit to the area. Directions very useful particularly on small roads eg drive past the glasshouses etc.
Worked well in conjunction with the CWGC overprinted Michelin maps
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on 19 August 2006
The names of Ypres and Passchendaele need little introduction to the military historian Great War enthusiast and many family historians as the events there around 90 years ago left a mark on Flanders soil and in British history that can never be deleted.

It is a known fact that an ever increasing number of researchers, enthusiasts and casual trippers visit these areas each year, obviously some are more interested than others and it is the casual visitor or those with limited time, this splendid books is aimed.

Major and Mrs Holt produce the best guides to the battlefields one can wish to buy, they are without a doubt quality products and are invaluable to a wide range of readers. Despite this new volume being a fraction of the price and size of the more detailed Holts publications, it does not lack detail and therefore anyone contemplating a visit to this famous battlefield area would be advised to take a copy with them on tour.

In usual Holt's style,it is fully comprehensive and features excellent colour pictures and maps, excellent itineraries with map references and mileages together with a wealth of other up to date information and facts, it will make any visit to this area so much more enjoyable.

Its well done and thanks once again Major and Mrs Holt for your valuable contribution to this fascinating subject.
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on 22 May 2013
Excellent guide to Ypres, including reasonably priced places to eat.
Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Flanders Fields.
Easy to read text and very good photos/pictures.
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