Abandoned Places of World War I

Abandoned Places of World War I

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An overgrown concrete bunker at Ypres; a rusting gun carriage in a field in Flanders; perfectly preserved trenchworks at Vimy, northern France; a rocky mountaintop observation post high in the Tyrolean mountains. More than 100 years after the end of World War I, the conflict's legacy can still be seen from Europe to the Pacific.
Abandoned Places of World War I explores more than 120 bunkers, trench systems, tunnels, fortifications and gun emplacements from North America to East Africa. Included are defensive structures, such as Fort Douaumont at Verdun, the site of the Western Front's bloodiest battle; the elaborately constructed tunnels of the Wellington Quarry, near Arras, designed to provide a safe working hospital for wounded British soldiers; and crumbling concrete pill boxes in Anzac Cove, Turkey.
From the preserved remains of the mighty Przemysl fortress to bunkers and observation points high in the Slovenian Dolomites, Abandoned Places of World War I features more than 180 striking photographs from around the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 20mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860452
  • 9781838860455
  • 1,020,337

Table of contents


Wellington Quarry tunnels, near Arras
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Monument in Beaumont-Hamel
Vimy Ridge
Unexploded ordnance, Somme
German bunkers, Argonne
German bunker, Spincourt Forest, Verdun
Barbed wire near Verdun
Chapelle des Chasseurs Alpins, Confrecourt, Aisne
Les Eparges Hill, near Verdun
Ouvrage de Thiaucourt, Verdun
Douaumont fort, Verdun
Observation tree, Bois d'Ormont, Verdun
Air Balloon Museum Hanger, Ecausseville, Normandy
Ossuary, Haute Chevauchee, Argonne, Meuse
Unexploded World War I shell, Auchonvilliers
Devil's Bunker, Cuisy
German stick-grenade, La Main de Massiges, Marne
Abri du Kronprinz, Varennes-en-Argonne, Meuse
Bunker, Priesterwald, Saint-Mihiel salient
Von Ordmann Quelle, Saint-Mihiel salient
Gun turret, Hartmannswillerkopf, Vosges
Fort Lingekopf, Vosges
Feste Kaiser Wilhelm, Mutzig, Alsace

Edegem Fortress, Antwerp
120mm (4.72in) gun, Fort de Loncin, Liege
Bunker, Ploegsteert Wood
Sanctuary Wood, Ypres
Lettenberg British dugouts, Kemmel, Flanders
25cm Minenwerfer, Sanctuary Wood, Ypres
Trenches, 'Bayernwald', Wijtschate, Ypres
Bunker, Hill 60, Zillebeke

Great Britain
Stack Rock Fort, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Spitbank Fort, Solent, England
Leighton Construction Camp, North Yorkshire, England
4-inch Mark III QF gun, Hirta, St Kilda archipelago, Scotland
Blockships, Scapa Flow, Scotland
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Maldon, Essex, England
Sunk Island Battery, East Yorkshire, England
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, England

Austria, Italy and Slovenia
Timmelsjoch, OEtztal Alps, Austria-Italy border
Bunker, Nauders, Tyrol, Austria
Monte Cengio, Trentino, Italy
Kreuzbergpass, South Tyrol, Trentino, Italy
Fort Lusern, Trentino, Italy
Command post, Mount Zugna, Trentino, Italy
Machine-gun nest, Monte Zugna, Trentino, Italy
Underground tunnels, Mount Pasubio Massif, Trentino, Italy
Cannon, Padon Pass, Dolomites, Italy
Trenches and fortifications, Cinque Torri, Dolomites, Italy
Artillery emplacement, Mount Zovetto, Asiago plateau, Italy
Artillery emplacement, Monte Cengio, Asiago Plateau, Italy
Cannon, Monte Piana, Dolomites, Italy
Nagia Grom, Trentino, Italy
Bunker, Kolovrat Ridge, Isonzo Valley, Slovenia
Gun emplacement, Mount Mozic, Soriska Planina, Slovenia
Mount Batognica, Isonzo Valley, Slovenia
Javorca Chapel, Isonzo Valley, Slovenia

Eastern Front
Kaunas Fortress, Lithuania
Fort 48 Batowice, Krakow, Poland
Fort Gerharda, Swinoujscie, Poland
Fort no. 1 'Salis Soglio', Przemysl fortress
Jawornik, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine
Balkans, Middle East and Africa
British wreck scene, Gully Beach, Gallipoli, Turkey
Concrete pill boxes, Anzac Cove
'C' Redoubt, Gully Ravine, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Mesudiye Gun, ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
Kiretch Tepe Ridge, Suvla, Gallipoli, Turkey
Paris II, Kemer, Turkey
Yildiz Castle and redoubts, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
Tel el-Saba, Beersheba, Israel
Hejaz Railway, Saudi Arabia
Train ambush site, Hallat Ammar, southern Jordan
Ottoman hilltop redoubt, Mudawwara, southern Jordan
Ottoman trenches, Hill of the Birds, Ma'an, southern Jordan
Voi-Taveta Railway, Kenya
Krupp cannon, Lake Tanganyika

North America and the Pacific
Fort Mississauga, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Old bronze bell, Fort Williams, Maine, United States
Fort Tilden, New York, United States
Observation post, Battery Mendell, Marin headlands, California, United States
Charleston Navy Yard Powerhouse, North Charleston, United States
SS Ayrfield, Homebush Bay, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
SS Heroic, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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About Neil Faulkner

Dr Neil Faulkner is a conflict archaeologist and historian specialising in the First World War. He is editor of Military History Matters and author of countless articles, numerous academic papers, and more than 15 books, including In Search of the Zeppelin War: an archaeology of the First Blitz and Lawrence of Arabia's War: the Arabs, the British, and the remaking of the Middle East in WWI.
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