Major And Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide To The Somme (Paperback)
Sixth expanded edition with lat & long references
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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme is, without doubt, one of the bestselling guide books to the battlefields of the Somme. This latest up-dated edition, includes four recommended, timed itineraries representing one day's travelling. 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.
NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION WITH A FOREWORD FROM SIR MARTIN GILBERT
PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH £3.00
Recommended by Which? Travel 2014.
This is an important book which will ensure the longevity of respectful understanding and knowledge of the battlefields. From the outset, the authors make clear that it is their aim to prompt more questions than they answer. They make clear their passion for the battlefields, and the maintenance of their existence as a place of pilgrimage, against the challenges of the modern world and prospective development.Jon Sandison, Freelance
A superbly detailed review of the key WW1 sites in the Somme area, and a must-have for anyone wanting to make the most of a battlefield trip to the region.Friends of the National Archives
If you are only able to make a brief visit to the Great War historic battlefields of the Somme or Ypres then these inexpensive, easy to carry pocket guides are probably more than accurate for your purpose.Essex Society for Family History
An indispensable and companionable guide to the battlefields.Best of British
Without doubt this is the best guide you can get, an essential book to read and take with you on a visit to the Somme...Attached to tje book is a very useful Battlefield map....it really is excellent value...Around Town- Barnsley