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Major & Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1918 (Paperback)

WWI Somme Battlefield Guidebooks Colour Books Holts' Battlefield Guides WWI Battlefield Guides 1916 1918 Military

By Major and Mrs Holt
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Holts' Battlefield Guidebooks
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781844153954
Published: 30th September 2014


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The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and terrain are dedicated to the soldiers that fought and died there and Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Guide to the Somme has been put together to take you around the area. This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles. The book contains many full colour maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

Recommended by Which? Travel 2014.

Covers the 1916 battles, the Kaiser’s Offensive of March-April 1918 and the American-Canadian sectors of 1918. // Battlefield details capturing essential features and tourist information.

WWI Historical Association

Reviewed on Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour, Michael D. Booker

About Major and Mrs Holt

Major and Mrs Holt founded the first organisation to offer battlefield tours to the general public in the late 1970s. Since the 1990s they have been writing their series of guide books, incorporating all that they have learned from their experiences conducting thousands of people around battlefields. This series, designed to serve as companions for travellers, whether sitting at home or physically visiting the battlefields, includes detailed travel directions, military history, fascinating anecdotes and tourist information. The Holts share the writing of their books equally and conduct all their own research, spending many weeks on the ground as they prepare each new book or update previously published titles.

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