Battle Lines Ypres, the first volume in Pen & Sword’s new series of walking, cycling and driving guides to the Western Front, is the essential companion for every visitor to the Ypres Salient and the battlefields of Belgium. Many of the most famous – and most memorable – Great War sites are featured here. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked or biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred in each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened, and why, and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain there for the visitor to see. Their accounts give a fascinating insight into the landscape of the front line and the acts of war that took place there a century ago.
YPRES Nieuwpoort to Ploegsteert
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 of Belgium such as Messines.