World War I Battlefields: Sites, Museums, Memorials

World War I Battlefields: Sites, Museums, Memorials

Paperback Bradt Travel Guides

By (author) John Ruler, By (author) Emma Thomson

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  • Publisher: BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
  • Format: Paperback | 73 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 15mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841624845
  • ISBN 13: 9781841624846
  • Sales rank: 81,760

Product description

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history and changed the face of foreign policy and European geography forever. Despite the wealth of literature on the subject Bradt's World War I Battlefields is the only compact practical travel guide to cover both French and Belgian battlefield sites. Produced in a lightweight and portable format, the guide will cover all the main memorials and museums alongside practical information on how to book the best guided tours or find the resting place of family members lost in battle. Published to correspond with the centenary of the War's outbreak the book covers an area that received 212,701 visitors in 2012 from the UK alone.

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Author information

The authors, John Ruler and Emma Thompson, are both members of the British Guild of Travel Writers and have each previously written a Bradt guide on the area.

Review quote

'A slim volume, fitting into virtually any bag or pocket, its main achievement is the joining up of the dots along the whole Western Front. It's an ideal companion for both Western Front novices and more seasoned explorers.' Best of British 'A compact guide covering all the main museums and memorials' France Magazine 'This slim volume is the ideal pocket book for anyone planning a visit to the battlefields.' Good Book Guide 'Good overview of the main sites.' Travel Which 'Extrememy well-written, with some panels reading like pieces of literature rather than some dry guidebook entries'. Engineering & Technology Magazine 'A comprehensive but easily digestible travel companion' My Weekly

Table of contents

CONTENTS PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION Introduction Chapter 1 Background information What is the Western Front? , Historical timeline Chapter 2 Practical information Getting there and away , Getting around , Tourist information , Battlefield tours , How to trace a missing relative PART TWO: BELGIUM Chapter 3 Ypres and Ypres Salient Ypres , Ypres Salient , Zonnebeke Chapter 4 Poperinge and Heuvelland Poperinge , Heuvelland , Mesen (Messines) , Chapter 5 Diksmuide, Veurne and Nieuwpoort Diksmuide , Veurne , Nieuwpoort Chapter 6 Mons Mons PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 7 Le Nord and Lille Lille , Seclin , Armentieres , Fromelles , Cambrai , Ors , Le Quesnoy , Maubeuge/Feignies Chapter 8 Pas-de-Calais: Arras and Lens Arras , Around Arras , Around Lens , Escalles , Boulogne-sur-Mer , Etaples-sur-Mer , Montreuil-sur-Mer Chapter 9 The Somme Amiens , Peronne , Around Peronne , Albert , Around Albert , Doullens , Noyelles-sur-Mer , Cantigny Chapter 10 Aisne Laon , Around Laon , Chemin des Dames , Soissons , Saint-Quentin , Chateau-Thierry Chapter 11 Champagne region & Verdun Reims , Verdun Appendix 1: Further Reading Index