Major & Mrs HoltÍs Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Passchendaele

Major & Mrs HoltÍs Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Passchendaele

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This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. 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, in 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. This is a guide book written by people who, because they have been directly involved in taking tours themselves, know the form and type of information that best serves the visitor to the battlefield. NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH '3.99During the English campaign with Austria against the French in the 1790s, the English under Frederick Augustus, Duke of York, ... prowess a€“ or lack of it a€“ derided in the familiar nursery rhyme, a#39;The Grand Old Duke of York, he had 10, 000 men.

Title:Major & Mrs HoltÍs Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Passchendaele
Author:Major Holt, Mrs. Valmai Holt
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2012-05-14


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