Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient & Passchendaele (Paperback)
Eighth, Expanded, 100th Anniversary Edition
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This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Renowned authors Tonie and Valmai Holt have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, literary and travel information.
There are recommended, timed itineraries, with each itinerary representing one day's travelling. Every stop on the routes has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.
Memorials large and small, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note – they are all here and joined together by a sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity toward the events of 1914-1918 that can only be matched by visiting the battlefield itself.
Holt's Guides to the Western Front and other battlefields are well known and respected and this latest guide maintains the high standard which they have set and which has earned them their place as best sellers.Pennant Autumn 2017
A brand new edition of the Holts's guide to Passchendaele and the Ypres Salient, the original and best introduction and guide to the battlefields of the Western Front. A truly inspirational and amazing book that has prompted so many people to ake the pilgrimage to see where their ancestors lived and died.Books Monthly
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Overall, this book does what you'd expect these series to do. It provides an all encompassing guide to anyone visiting the battlefield, ensuring that you will not leave the area having missed things. When visiting the battlefields undertaking research, it is often difficult to decide what to include in the suitcase, and what to leave given that every book reproduced can potentially be of use. The beauty of this boo, is that is ensures that you have the Ypres area covered in one book. Which can mean you can slot in another book for a different area. The best tribute I can pay to this title is that I wish I had, had a copy the first time I visited Ypres!Jon Sandison, Freelance
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A excellent tomeMilitary Archive Research
It does exactly what it says on the tin ... and the cover ... and then some more. As guides go it's one of the best out there and you'll struggle to find better. As a user of this guide myself for many a year now I never tire of its no nonsense approach.War History Online
An excellent Ypres guidebook and well worth packing on any visit to Flanders.WWI Centenary
An indispensable tool.Sunday Times
The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the Battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new 'Definitive' edition, the Seventh, each time being updated and expanded. It is a legacy that should be on every bookshelf. The book is based upon over 30 years of traveling and writing about battlefields by two people - Major and Mrs Holt - who are credited with having started the modern era of battlefield tours - and were awarded the Somme Centenary…By Major and Mrs Holt
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