Major & Mrs. Holt’s Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide - The Western Front - North

100th Anniversary Edition

Tonie Holt, Valamai Holt

Publication date:
January 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this is a companion volume to the Holts’ Western Front – South Guide. Between the two, they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book covers 15 of the most significant battles of the northern area from Nieuwport to just north of The Somme.

Whether travelling on the ground or in the mind, the reader is carefully guided through the battlefields with a mixture of succinct military history, cameo memories and stories of VCs and other personalities, interspersed with references to the literature and poetry of the war.

This guidebook is based on Tonie and Valmai Holt's 30 years’ experience of researching, guiding tours and writing about the area, with their unique blend of male and female points of view. It is written to the high standards that have come to be expected of these highly respected authors who are credited with pioneering the modern battlefield tour and whose guide books are referred to as 'The Bibles' .

This new edition contains:
• Brief Historical Background and Summary of each battle, Opening Moves and What Happened, with appropriate quotations
• Sketch Map for each battle showing battle lines, routes etc and all points of interest described on each timed itinerary
• Large Sketch Map putting the battlefields (north and south) into perspective
• Memorials, Museums, Sites of Interest (bunkers, craters etc)
• War Grave Cemeteries – Allied and German
• GPS Location for every recommended stop
• War Graves and Commemorative Associations
• Cameos about individual personalities
• Useful Tourist Information – Where to stay and eat