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World War I Battlefields: Sites, Museums, Memorials

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: John Ruler (Author), Emma Thompson (Author)

72 pages, colour photos

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2014 | #212510 | ISBN-13: 9781841624846
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NHBS Price: £6.99 $9/€8 approx

About this book

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history and changed the face of foreign policy and European geography forever. Despite the wealth of literature on the subject Bradt's World War I Battlefields is the only compact practical travel guide to cover both French and Belgian battlefield sites. Produced in a lightweight and portable format, World War I Battlefields will cover all the main memorials and museums alongside practical information on how to book the best guided tours or find the resting place of family members lost in battle. Published to correspond with the centenary of the War's outbreak World War I Battlefields covers an area that received 212,701 visitors in 2012 from the UK alone.




Chapter 1 Background information
What is the Western Front? , Historical timeline

Chapter 2 Practical information
Getting there and away , Getting around , Tourist information , Battlefield tours , How to trace a missing relative


Chapter 3 Ypres and Ypres Salient
Ypres , Ypres Salient , Zonnebeke

Chapter 4 Poperinge and Heuvelland
Poperinge , Heuvelland , Mesen (Messines) ,

Chapter 5 Diksmuide, Veurne and Nieuwpoort
Diksmuide , Veurne , Nieuwpoort

Chapter 6 Mons


Chapter 7 Le Nord and Lille
Lille , Seclin , Armentières , Fromelles , Cambrai , Ors , Le Quesnoy , Maubeuge/Feignies

Chapter 8 Pas-de-Calais: Arras and Lens
Arras , Around Arras , Around Lens , Escalles , Boulogne-sur-Mer , Etaples-sur-Mer , Montreuil-sur-Mer

Chapter 9 The Somme
Amiens , Péronne , Around Péronne , Albert , Around Albert , Doullens , Noyelles-sur-Mer , Cantigny

Chapter 10 Aisne
Laon , Around Laon , Chemin des Dames , Soissons , Saint-Quentin , Chateau-Thierry

Chapter 11 Champagne region & Verdun
Reims , Verdun

Appendix 1: Further Reading


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The authors, John Ruler and Emma Thompson, are both members of the British Guild of Travel Writers and have each previously written a Bradt guide on the area.

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