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Books for the Battlefield Tourist

No other theatre of war is more comprehensively covered by books for the battlefield tourist than the Western Front of the First World War. Virtually every square yard of the bloody, muddy ground that was repeatedly contested during those four tragic years is described in minute detail in Guides written with the footsore tourist specifically in mind. The great battles - Loos, the Somme, Ypres, Cambrai and the climactic battles of 1918, all have books devoted to them. So do lesser actions and small sectors of the bigger battlefields. Now that the Channel Tunnel and fast ferries have brought the Western Front within closer reach than ever, the Naval and Military Press' huge range of Great War Guides are a must-take companion.

Books for the Battlefield Tourist



RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: NORTH
Casteau to Le Cateau
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RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: NORTH Casteau to Le Cateau
Product Code: 25227

A brilliant and authoritative guidebook telling the story of the BEF in the opening weeks of the Great War. This fully illustrated volume traces the route the British took in their retreat from Mons, explains the fighting, and records points of interest that can still be seen today. Essential rea...

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BATTLEGROUND GALLIPOLI: ANZAC SARI BAIR
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BATTLEGROUND GALLIPOLI: ANZAC SARI BAIR
Product Code: 25184

The tragic story related in this book, one of a series on Gallipoli, tells how the ambitious August 1915 offensive of Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, designed to seize the Peninsular's commanding heights, failed despite the heroic efforts of the fighting men, because of the battle plan's tortuous complex...

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A TOUCH OF PARADISE IN HELL
Talbot House, Poperinge - Every-Man's Sanctuary from the Trenches
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A TOUCH OF PARADISE IN HELL Talbot House, Poperinge - Every-Man's Sanctuary from the Trenches
Product Code: 25138

“A Touch of Paradise in Hell" can not only be enjoyed by the reader at home but also can be used as a guidebook during a visit to Talbot House and serve as a Talbot House guide to the Ieper Salient and the Somme, as it links people and stories to locations. The annotations contain a wealth of int...

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BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE
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BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE
Product Code: 25020

The Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915 was the first British offensive of the Great War. As so often, initial success as the German trench lines were penetrated was followed by frustrating failure. This account tells the story of the battle, and guides visitors around the battlefield as it is...

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BATTLEGROUND YPRES: BOESINGHE
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BATTLEGROUND YPRES: BOESINGHE
Product Code: 24984

One of the brilliant Battleground guides series, this volume features Boesinghe, a village north of Ypres that saw fierce fighting in both the second and third battles (Passchendaele).

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SOMME BATTLEFIELDS
A Guide to the Cemeteries and Memorials of the Battlefields of the Somme 1914-18
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SOMME BATTLEFIELDS A Guide to the Cemeteries and Memorials of the Battlefields of the Somme 1914-18
Product Code: 24948

An introduction to the battlefields of the Somme through the cemeteries and the memorials. Every cemetery within which is buried a man recorded by the CWGC is covered. The story of the cemetery, the local memorials and information of the lives and war experiences of some of those buried in each c...

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EXPLORING GALLIPOLI
Australian Army's Battlefield Guide to Gallipoli
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EXPLORING GALLIPOLI Australian Army's Battlefield Guide to Gallipoli
Product Code: 24922

This detailed guide to the First World War Anzac battlefields includes information on the key sites at Gallipoli, including maps, recommended routes, and optional walks and drives, as well as information on accommodation, transport and other practical sightseeing suggestions.

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BATTLE OF THE LYS 1918
Givenchy and the River Lawe
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BATTLE OF THE LYS 1918 Givenchy and the River Lawe
Product Code: 23928

The German offensive on the River Lys in April 1918 was one of the last gasps of Ludendorff's massed Spring attacks and forced British troops on to the backfoot ‘ with our backs to the wall' as Haig said. This vivid account of one of the war's most decisive struggles is based on contemporary sour...

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POETS AND PALS OF PICARDY
A Weekend on the Somme (Cameos of the Western Front)
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POETS AND PALS OF PICARDY A Weekend on the Somme (Cameos of the Western Front)
Product Code: 23950

Mary Ellen Freeman takes her readers on a weekend tour of the western front, pinpointing the sites where the war poets fought and composed their works on ‘the pity of war'.

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES BRITISH TRENCH MAP ATLAS
THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18.  VOLUME 2  SPECIAL SHEETS
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES BRITISH TRENCH MAP ATLAS THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18. VOLUME 2 SPECIAL SHEETS
Product Code: DVD04

Trench Maps ‘special sheets' demonstrate that the First World War was not a simple matter of ‘lions led by donkeys', but involved a massive amount of methodical and advanced scientific work – intelligence, aerial photography, photogrammetry, sound-ranging, predicted fire, aeroplanes, tanks, chemi...

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