The First Day of the SommeThe First Day of the Somme



Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World War.

Author: Jon Cooksey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473897236

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Page: 240

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Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World War. But no previous guide has concentrated on t

The Somme 1916 Beyond the First DayThe Somme 1916 Beyond the First Day



In their second Visitor's Guide to the 1916 Battle of the Somme Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland focus on the series of secondary battles that were key stages in the five-month struggle that followed the start of the offensive on 1 July.

Author: Jon Cooksey

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 1526738120

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Page: 240

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In their second Visitor's Guide to the 1916 Battle of the Somme Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland focus on the series of secondary battles that were key stages in the five-month struggle that followed the start of the offensive on 1 July. They take the visitor - and the reader - across the entire battlefield, covering in graphic detail sites where actions took place that are almost as famous as the Somme itself in the history of the First World War, including Mametz Wood, High Wood, Deville Wood, Guillemont, Ginchy, Pozieres and Flers. They also provide tours of the less-well-known but equally interesting sites which played important parts in the offensive as a whole. In a sequence of routes that can be walked, biked or driven they describe what happened in each place, identify the units involved, highlight the experience and exploits of individual soldiers, and point out the notable sights, monuments and cemeteries. This highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the war on the Western Front. It is also the ideal companion volume to The First Day of the Somme: Gommecourt to Maricourt by the same authors.

The Somme 1916 Beyond the First DayThe Somme 1916 Beyond the First Day



... THE CEMETERIES COMPANION VOLUME TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME : GOMMECOURT TO MARICOURT BY THE SAME AUTHORS IN THEIR SECOND VISITOR'S GUIDE to the 1916 ...

Author: Jon Cooksey

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526738158

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Page: 240

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In their second Visitor’s Guide to the 1916 Battle of the Somme Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland focus on the series of secondary battles that were key stages in the five-month struggle that followed the start of the offensive on 1 July. They take the visitor – and the reader – across the entire battlefield, covering in graphic detail sites where actions took place that are almost as famous as the Somme itself in the history of the First World War, including Mametz Wood, High Wood, Deville Wood, Guillemont, Ginchy, Pozieres and Flers. They also provide tours of the less-well-known but equally interesting sites which played important parts in the offensive as a whole. In a sequence of routes that can be walked, biked or driven they describe what happened in each place, identify the units involved, highlight the experience and exploits of individual soldiers, and point out the notable sights, monuments and cemeteries. This highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the war on the Western Front. It is also the ideal companion volume to The First Day of the Somme: Gommecourt to Maricourt by the same authors.

The First Day on the SommeThe First Day on the Somme



These notes have been prepared as a guide for the general visitor to that part of the Somme covered by the book, and features described are connected, ...

Author: Martin Middlebrook

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844154654

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Page: 352

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After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen times the British casualties on D-day, 1 July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army. But, more than that, as Lloyd George recognised, it was a watershed in the history of the First World War. The Army that attacked on that day was the volunteer Army that had answered Kitchener's call. It had gone into action confident of a decisive victory. But by sunset on the first day on the Somme, no one could any longer think of a war that might be won. Martin Middlebrook's research has covered not just official and regimental histories and tours of the battlefields, but interviews with hundreds of survivors, both British and German. As to the action itself, he conveys the overall strategic view and the terrifying reality that it was for front-line soldiers.

Visiting the Somme Ypres Battlefields Made EasyVisiting the Somme Ypres Battlefields Made Easy



A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals Gareth Hughes ... Unlike the 19,240 on the first day alone who were not so lucky, George survived the battle ...

Author: Gareth Hughes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473821392

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Page: 160

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This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of France and Belgium. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups and similar parties but is also ideal for individual/family visitors.??Rather than list every site etc it provides realistic itineraries to the best places in the two major areas of the Somme and Ypres. Even these are flexible to allow party leaders suitable discretion.??The author provides helpful information for each site such as its context in the War, visitor orientation, the 'spiel' (the essential facts to engage, inform and entertain), suggested activity and relevant photos and maps.??This combines to make every visit of maximum benefit and interest and yet reduce the workload of the party leaders.??There are also valuable tips for lunch breaks, free time ideas and other helpful pointers.

The Battles of Arras SouthThe Battles of Arras South



... and Belgium and readers of our A Visitor's Guide: The First Day of the Somme: ... The bunker was not completed until the beginning of December 1917.

Author: Jon Cooksey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526742407

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Page: 224

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An illustrated and informative guide to the WWI battlefields south of Arras, France, including some of the most significant battles of 1917. Some of the most famous and frequently visited battlefields on the Western Front are just to the south of the Arras. These sites include Battery Valley and Observation Ridge, Telegraph Hill, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt, and Bullecourt. And this clearly written, highly illustrated guide is the ideal introduction to them. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland have devised a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They record what happened, where it happened and why, pointing out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. The featured itineraries allow visitors to trace the course of each battle across the modern landscape, gaining visceral insight into the nature of combat throughout the war.

The Battles of Arras NorthThe Battles of Arras North



... had been severely mauled at Serre on 1 July 1916 - see our A Visitor's Guide - The First Day of the Somme - and were keen to do well.

Author: Jon Cooksey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473893054

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Page: 192

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The First World War battlefields to the north of Arras – including Vimy Ridge – are among the most famous and most visited sites on the Western Front, rivaled only by those around Ypres and the Somme, and this clearly written, highly illustrated guide is the ideal introduction to them. Visitors can trace for themselves the course of each battle across the modern landscape and gain a fascinating insight into the nature of the fighting in the area – and the wider conflict across the Western Front – throughout the war. The book covers the key battles fought in the northern sector of the Arras front, including the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge and battles at Villers au Bois, Oppy Wood and Gavrelle. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland have devised a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They record what happened, where it happened and why, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the war on the Western Front.

Middlebrook Guide to the Somme BattlefieldsMiddlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields



This evocative book written by the authors of the iconic First Day on the Somme is a thorough guide to the cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the area, with the emphasis on the fighting of 1916 and 1918, with fascinating descriptions ...

Author: Martin Middlebrook

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783460496

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Page: 400

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While best known as being the scene of the most terrible carnage in the WW1 the French department of the Somme has seen many other battles from Roman times to 1944. William the Conqueror launched his invasion from there; the French and English fought at Crecy in 1346; Henry Vs army marched through on their way to Agincourt in 1415; the Prussians came in 1870.The Great War saw three great battles and approximately half of the 400,000 who died on the Somme were British a terrible harvest, marked by 242 British cemeteries and over 50,000 lie in unmarked graves. These statistics explain in part why the area is visited year-on-year by ever increasing numbers of British and Commonwealth citizens. This evocative book written by the authors of the iconic First Day on the Somme is a thorough guide to the cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the area, with the emphasis on the fighting of 1916 and 1918, with fascinating descriptions and anecdotes.

Somme GunnersSomme Gunners



A quarter of the British Army were artillerymen. This book contains a collection of much-neglected stories about these brave men who carried out the preliminary bombardment and gives an insight into the problems they faced.

Author: Frank Baldwin

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 1473834902

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Page: 176

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Part history book and part travel guide, Somme Gunners is aimed at anyone interested in the artillery on the first day of the Somme, as it fills a gap in the story of one of the most famous and bloodiest dates in British military history. Much has been written about the first day of the Somme. The focus has understandably been on the experience of the infantry, Kitchener's new Army and the stories of the locally recruited pals battalions and their fate on 1 July. Much less, however, has been written about the artillerymen who fired the barrage and whose effectiveness determined whether the attacks succeeded or failed. A quarter of the British Army were artillerymen. This book contains a collection of much-neglected stories about these brave men who carried out the preliminary bombardment and gives an insight into the problems they faced. It is the only book to give the locations of the artillery batteries, which supported the attack on the first day of the Somme, and the details of the barrage fired on that momentous day. This is key information for anyone seeking to discover more about their family members who witnessed the Somme. The book also aims to help those seeking to understand where their relatives fought by providing walking and driving tours, to help visitors understand the gunners' experience and contribution to the battle.

Insight Guides France Travel Guide eBook Insight Guides France Travel Guide eBook



THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME World War I (1914–18) was for much of its duration a ... On that first day alone, British troops suffered over 57,000 casualties ...

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781839051906

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Let us guide you on every step of your travels. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, Insight Guide France is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of France, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like sophisticated Paris, the elegant Loire Valley châteaux, lavender-scented Provence, picturesque Dordogne, and hidden cultural gems like the picture-perfect villages of Alasace along the German border. This book is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring the Paris and Provence that inspired and hosted the likes of Matisse and Monet, visiting the battlefields and memorials to remember the war heroes of World Wars I and II, to discovering the joys of the various culinary and wine regions as well as the flurry of picturesque hill towns dotted around the country. - In-depth on history and culture: explore the country's vibrant history and culture, and understand its modern-day life, people and politics - Excellent Editor's Choice: uncover the best of France, which highlights the most special places to visit around the country - Invaluable and practical maps: get around with ease thanks to detailed maps that pinpoint the key attractions featured in every chapter - Informative tips: plan your travels easily with an A to Z of useful advice on everything from climate to tipping - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights, and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers Paris and surroundings, the Nord, Champagne, Lorraine, Alsace, Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Poitou-Charentes, Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, the Alps, Auvergne, the Limousin, Aquitaine, the Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc and Roussillon, Provence, the Côte d'Azur and Corsica. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide FranceEyewitness Travel Family Guide France



6 Baie de Somme Birds, boats, beaches, bikes and seals The Somme river is ... the Somme, east of Albert; some 20,000 British troops died on the first day of ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409353973

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Page: 424

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DK's Family Guide France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In Family Guide France: - 'Hubs', built around major sights map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight DK Family Guide France - we've done the planning so parents don't have to. Now available in PDF format.

Major and Mrs Holt s Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916 1918Major and Mrs Holt s Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916 1918



Picture Postcards of the Golden Age: A Collector's Guide Till the Boys Come ... Visitor's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields of the First ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844153954

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Page: 112

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The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and terrain are dedicated to the soldiers that fought and died there and Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Guide to the Somme has been put together to take you around the area. This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles. The book contains many full colour maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

The Rough Guide to France Travel Guide eBook The Rough Guide to France Travel Guide eBook



THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME On July 1, 1916, the British and French launched the Battle of the ... There were 57,000 British casualties on the first day alone, ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241263693

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Page: 1064

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Now in its fourteenth edition, The Rough Guide to France is brimming with carefully curated information and inspiration to help you squeeze every last drop out of your Gallic gallivanting. Whether it's making like a movie star in Cannes, following in Jeanne d'Arc's footsteps in medieval Rouen, cycling the Loire châteaux, brushing up on Impressionism or hitting Corsica's rugged GR20 hiking trail, Rough Guides' expert insights and gorgeous photos give you everything you need to embark on your Francophile dream. And with France being the world's gastronomic capital, we've got the lowdown on all the foodie fun, from Parisian neo-bistros and Lyon bouchons to champagne-quaffing in Épernay and Périgord's hearty country cooking. Full-colour maps throughout - at regional and city level - ensure you won't lose your way, however dazzled you are by France's riches. There are also suggested itineraries to help with planning, plus in-depth sections of illuminating historical context and cultural background. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to France.

Gallipoli Battlefield GuideGallipoli Battlefield Guide



... Holts' Battlefield Guidebooks: Normandy-Overlord/Market- Garden/Somme/Ypres Visitor's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields of the First ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526775009

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Page: 256

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As the battlefields of Gallipoli become even more firmly established on the tourist map, this book is bound to be as popular as it is useful. The format of Major and Mrs Holt's battlefield guides is by now tried and tested, providing as they do not only the historical background to the campaign but all the information needed to make a visit to the battlefields.

Major and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to the SommeMajor and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to the Somme



... Guide Till the Boys Come Home: the Picture Postcards of the First World ... Guidebooks: Normandy-Overlord/MarketGarden/Somme/Ypres Visitor's Guide to ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783035090

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Page: 256

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Major and Mrs. Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme is, without doubt, one of the best-selling guide books to the battlefields of the Somme. This latest updated edition, includes four recommended, timed itineraries representing one day's traveling. Every stop on route has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.Memorials, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note are all drawn together with sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity towards the events of 1916.

Major and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to Operation Market GardenMajor and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden



... Normandy-Overlord/Market-Garden/Somme/Ypres Visitor's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields of the First World War: ATraveller's Guide ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781593783

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Page: 336

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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 to the D Day Normandy Landing BeachesMajor Mrs Holt s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D Day Normandy Landing Beaches



... the First World War, Reprinted as Poets of the Great War, 1999 My Boy Jack?: ... Guidebooks: Normandy-Overlord/Market-Garden/Somme/Ypres Visitor's Guide ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783461578

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Page: 352

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Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as THE BIBLE, this is the sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.The third in the Holts' important series of Battlefield Guides (following the Somme and the Ypres Salient) it employs the same, highly acclaimed formula. Once again, the cold facts are interlaced with anecdotes of bravery, humor, sadness and humanity. This new edition now contains: All the landing Beaches: JUNO, SWORD, GOLD, OMAHA, UTAH All the Airborne Operations: British and American Two Approach Routes; Six timed and measured Itineraries 21 in-text Itinerary maps, Battle maps & Diagrams Approximately 400 recommended sites within the D-Day planned area of advance, all with photos, each with Latitude & Longitude references (New for this Edition) Over 400 colored pictures, 352 pages Memorials / Museums / Batteries / Bunkers / Landing fields Allied and German War Cemeteries Historical background to the landings The Plans and what actually happened Information about Allied and German War Graves Associations Veterans and other commemorative associations Normandy tourist information: Where to stay / where to eat Cameos about personalities - VCs / MOHs / Poets / Photographers etcPackaged with the Battle Map of the Normandy Landing Beaches showing the sea Assault formations for UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD Beaches and the air Assault Formations round Ste Mere Eglise and Pegasus Bridge; the D-Day Objectives and the Ground Gained on D-Day.

Major and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to Operation Market GardenMajor and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden



... Visitor's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields of the First ... The Somme 1916/1918 Major & Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide to D-Day ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473826816

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Page: 336

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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 daysThis 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

The Western Front NorthThe Western Front North



... Battlefield Guidebooks: Normandy-Overlord/Market-Garden/Somme/Ypres Visitor's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches Battlefields of the First World War: ...

Author: Tonie Holt

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526746849

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Page: 376

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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