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Western Front-North

Tonie and Valmai Holt, 3rd revised edition, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2014.

An essential English guide to go through the Western Front battlefields.

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Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides (see inside from cover for details) this is is a companion volume to the Holts’ Western Front – South Guide. Between the two they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book covers 15 of the most significant battles of the northern area from Nieuwpoort to just north of The Somme.
Whether travelling on the ground or in the mind, the reader is carefully guided through the battlefields with a mixture of succinct military history, cameo memories and stories of VCs and other personalities, interspersed with references to the literature and poetry of the war.
This guidebook is based on Major & Mrs Holt's over 35 years experience of researching, guiding tours and writing about the areas, with their unique blend of male and female points of view. It is written to the high standards that have come to be expected of these respected authors who are credited with pioneering the modern battlefield tour in the 1970s.

This new edition contains :

  • Brief historical background and summary of each of the 15 battles, with appropriate quotations
  • Sketch Map for each battle showing battle lines, the route and all points of interest described
  • Large Sketch Map putting the battlefields (north and south) into perspective
  • Memorials, Museums, Sites of Interest (bunkers, craters etc)
  • War Grave Cemeteries – Allied and German
  • Copious colour photographs throughout
  • GPS Location for every recommended stop
  • War Graves and Commemorative Associations
  • Useful Tourist Information – Where to stay and eat
  • Cameos about individual personalities

Available in English



Published by Westtoer apb, 2013.

Discovery of remembrance sites on the German front. A route (with description of the places of interest) to cover by car (or partly with bicycle).

Available in French and Dutch


Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Cemeteries & Memorials in Belgium & Northern France”

« Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin », 2008, Michelin.

Handy guide of the cemeteries and memorials in Belgium and in the North of France.

Available in English