Book Review – Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Paschendale

B1983

This is the seventh edition of a most popular battlefield guide. No one should visiting these battlefields without studying this guide first and then carrying it during the visit. Tucked into the book is an excellent folded map, accurate to 50 metres, in four colours with a modern road map.

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NAME: Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Paschendale
CATEGORY: Book Reviews
DATE: 230714
FILE: R1983
AUTHOR: Major Holt, Mrs Holt
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 288, plus loose folded map
PRICE: £16.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Ypres Salient, Paschendale, Great War, WWI, World War One, First World War, Western Front, battlefield guides, visiting battle sites
ISBN: 0-85052-351-9
IMAGE: B1983.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is the seventh edition of a most popular battlefield guide. No one should visiting these battlefields without studying this guide first and then carrying it during the visit. Tucked into the book is an excellent folded map, accurate to 50 metres, in four colours with a modern road map.

There is lavish illustration, many photographs in full colour, and some sage advice to battlefield visitors. The illustration is from past and present.

This seventh edition has been extensively updated and includes latitude and longitude references. This is important because the terrain is subject to changes as roads are improved, buildings erected, and trees grown. This will change the views of the battlefields and the means of moving around the area. One important point made in the guide is that during the battles the area was notorious for its mud and it can still be wet and muddy todays.

The best advice is – don’t go to the battlefields without this superlative guide.

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