Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books and Battlefield Maps

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Holts Battlefield Guide to Gallipoli with large mapHolts Battlefield Guide to D-Day 535 Pictures, 16 MapsHolts Battlefield Guide to Ypres with large map

Holts Battlefield Guide to the Somme with large mapHolts Battlefield Guide to 12 battles of the Western Front SouthHolts 100th Anniversaries GPS Guide Western Front-North

Market Garden Battlefield Guide Book New CoverModern battle map of the D Day beaches showing memorials, museums, war cemeteries, battlelines and invasion forces.Colour coded. Double sided. Holts Battlefield Map of the Somme - 6th Edition. Memorials, battle lines, war cemeteries, museums, all colour coded. Double sided.

Holts Market Garden Battlefield Map. Colour coded. Double sided. Shows memorials, battle lines, drop zones, museums etc. Covers the entire Market Garden area.Holts Battle Map of Galipolli. The only clear map showing the battle lines, memorials,wreck sites etc. Covers as far as Troy. Colour coded. Double sided.  Major & Mrs Holt's Ypres Map Cover

The story of the claimed discovery of the lost body of John Kipling - but was it him?Succinct biographies of 12 Poets of the Great WarThe full and only biography of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, his cartoons and of Old Bill - many pictures.

Tonie and Valmai Holt have been writing since they were at school.

Tonie Holt joined the British Army, graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the Staff Colleges at Camberley and Shrivenham.

He took a BSc in Engineering. He resigned his Commission to take up writing and worked as a volunteer for some time with the Prince's Trust.

A keen hockey player he played at County and  Army levels.

Valmai Holt studied at London University, graduated in French and Spanish and later taught History.  She was also a keen hockey player.

Valmai served on the Board of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital Trust.

In the 1970s they founded Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Tours, the first organisation that offered such tours to the General Public.

Later they re-organised and ran the Royal British Legion Pilgrimages.

They have two children, Sian and Gareth and  two grandchildren, Jessica and Rebecca.