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Books for the Battlefield Tourist

No other theatre of war is more comprehensively covered by books for the battlefield tourist than the Western Front of the First World War. Virtually every square yard of the bloody, muddy ground that was repeatedly contested during those four tragic years is described in minute detail in Guides written with the footsore tourist specifically in mind. The great battles - Loos, the Somme, Ypres, Cambrai and the climactic battles of 1918, all have books devoted to them. So do lesser actions and small sectors of the bigger battlefields. Now that the Channel Tunnel and fast ferries have brought the Western Front within closer reach than ever, the Naval and Military Press' huge range of Great War Guides are a must-take companion.

Books for the Battlefield Tourist



Ypres Salient. A Guide to the Cemeteries and Memorials of the Ypres Salient 1914-18
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Ypres Salient. A Guide to the Cemeteries and Memorials of the Ypres Salient 1914-18
Product Code: 25702

An exciting new version of an earlier work, this introduction to the battlefields of the Ypres Salient is through the cemeteries and those buried within. The story of the cemetery, local memorials and lives and war experiences of some of those buried in each cemetery is told.
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BATTLEGROUND EARLY BATTLES: RETREAT OF I CORPS 1914
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BATTLEGROUND EARLY BATTLES: RETREAT OF I CORPS 1914
Product Code: 25437

A re-examination of one of the most controversial episodes in the BEF's retreat from Mons to the Marne and in the career of Sir Douglas Haig. The book looks at Haig's decision to speed his I Corps' retirement while Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's II Corps fought the Battle of Le Cateau.
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BATTLES OF FRENCH FLANDERS
Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles
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BATTLES OF FRENCH FLANDERS Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles
Product Code: 25386

An invaluable guide to the little known Great War battlefields of 1915, which are seldom visited, sandwiched as they are between the first fights of 1914 and the great battles of 1916 and 1917. But the sites of the British offensives at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles ...
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DVD WALKING THE WESTERN FRONT 1914
The BEF and the Retreat
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DVD WALKING THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 The BEF and the Retreat
Product Code: 25554

Following the analysis of the opening British battle of the First World War around the Belgian town of Mons, the Walking the Western Front series now follows the line of the British retreat south, as it reached the French provincial town of Le Cateau. The battle fought on 26 August 1914, just thr...
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MONS 1914
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MONS 1914
Product Code: 25454

The BEF was heavily outnumbered when it met the might of the German First Army at the Belgian mining town of Mons. Despite the disparity in numbers, the BEF gave a good account of itself with its quick-firing musketry, before undertaking a daring and epic withdrawal. This book describes the drama...
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RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: NORTH
Casteau to Le Cateau
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RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: NORTH Casteau to Le Cateau
Product Code: 25227

A brilliant and authoritative guidebook telling the story of the BEF in the opening weeks of the Great War. This fully illustrated volume traces the route the British took in their retreat from Mons, explains the fighting, and records points of interest that can still be seen today. Essential rea...
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RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: SOUTH 
The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot
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RETREAT FROM MONS 1914: SOUTH The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot
Product Code: 25432

Packed with pictures and a mine of useful information, this expert guidebook traces the great retreat from Mons of the BEF from Etreux to the Marne. Essential for both casual visitors and dedicated battlefield tourists.
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THE INDIAN CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT
A Handbook and Battlefield Guide
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THE INDIAN CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT A Handbook and Battlefield Guide
Product Code: 25561

As well as a complete history of the Indian Corps, covering its background and operational experience, this book contains detailed battlefield tour guides of all the main operations, with easy-to-follow instructions and specially commissioned maps. These are in colour coded sections to differenti...
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Airfields & Airmen of Cambrai
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Airfields & Airmen of Cambrai
Product Code: 21047

Mike O' Connor's excellent series on the airmen and airfields on both sides of the trenches of the Great War continues with this volume on the Cambrai sector.
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YPRES
Nieuwpoort to Ploegsteert
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YPRES Nieuwpoort to Ploegsteert
Product Code: 24979

The first volume in this essential series of Guides to the Great War's western front, this compact book takes visitors from Nieuwpoort on the Flanders coast where the trench lines began, to Ploegsteert Wood - scene of the 1914 Christmas truce - via the infamous Ypres salient and the battlefields ...
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