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Battlefield Guide Books

WHAT THE GUIDE BOOKS TELL YOU Just about everything you need to know. Where the battlefields are, how to get there and where you might stay. Where the memorials, museums, cemeteries, bunkers, trench lines, etc are. Concise histories of the battles introduce the books, then detailed itineraries guide you around the battlefields with distances, timings, poetry and pictures, plus stories of bravery, and actions

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  1. Holts Gallipoli Guide Book Cover

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO GALLIPOLI

    £14.95

    "YOUR GUIDE IS WONDERFUL, KNOWN TO US AS 'THE HOLTS' BIBLE" First time travellers to Gallipoli.

    When you order this book you receive an additional  FREE BATTLE MAP worth at least £3.50 - choose your map below

    This is the first and most complete fully illustrated guide book ever published in English about the Gallipoli Battlefields and one of the best selling series of Guide Books written by Major and Mrs Holt who go there and find out!

    Included with this book is our EXCLUSIVE FULL COLOUR DOUBLE SIDED battlefield map of the Gallipoli Battlefields

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  2. Market Garden Battlefield Guide Book New Cover

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO OPERATION MARKET-GARDEN (ARNHEM)

    £16.99

    "Our visit to Arnhem armed with your guide book was an outstanding success ...(it) ... provided us in exquistie detail all that we needed to know for this once-in-a-lifetime experience." From a letter sent by a lady traveller.

    ''it is a really excellent book, with a good blend of history and local description." The British Ambassador at the Hague

    "Without doubt it is the finest overall account and guide to the battles that led up to the Arnhem Operation..." Hon Sec Arnhem 1944 Veterans Club

    When you order this book you can choose one of our five BATTLE MAPS, worth at least £3.50, absolutely free.

    This free map is additional to the one packaged with the book

    This latest 2013 guide book has 324pages., 288 col illustrations,  GPS locations covering the area of the new motorway & 6 sketch maps in text.

     

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  3. Holts Western Front-North GPS edition cover

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S CONCISE ILLUSTRATED BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO THE WESTERN FRONT - NORTH 100TH ANNIVERSARIES GPS EDITION - WITH FREE FOLD-OUT MAP

    £16.99

    "There are many books on this subject but those produced by Tonie and Valmai Holt are leaders in terms of  quality and depth of information. Major and Mrs Holt's Concise Illustrated Guide - The Western Front North is just one superb example."  Extract from the Report of the 'Annual Reference Awards' Committee awarding First Prize to this book.

    This book, with almost 100 pages more than its predecessor, covers the early battles of the First World War from the North Sea to just above the Somme. There are 368 pages, over 400 pictures of locations all with GPS references and 16 Maps plus all the usual details that Major and Mrs Holt provide.

    If you are going to the battlefields during the 100th Anniversaries then take this book with you and see the things that the others don't.

    Oh by the way - you can choose any one of our five BATTLEFIELD MAPS absolutely free when you buy the book

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  4. Western Front South Cover

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S CONCISE ILLUSTRATED BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO THE WESTERN FRONT - SOUTH

    £16.99

    This book is one of the best selling Major and Mrs Holts Battlefield Guide Books which ..opened the doors to the battlefields.

    They 'have been copied many times but never equalled' - Chairman of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.

    Covers all WW1 battlefields south of and including the Somme - more details below.

    The only modern comprehensive guide available - indispensable if you are going that way

    ALSO - you can choose one of our battlefield maps for free when you order.

    Published by Pen & Sword Books in limpback. 368 pages. Over 390 colour illustrations. 14 specially drawn coloured in-text battlefield maps.

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  5. Cover Major & Mrs Holts Definitive Battlefield Guide to Yores & Passchendaele

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S DEFINITIVE BATTLEFIELD GUIDE BOOK TO THE YPRES SALIENT BATTLEFIELD & PASSCHENDAELE

    £16.99

    'Don't go without it! An absolute MUST for anyone visiting or wishing to learn more about the Salient - WOW!' Michael Booker review.

    JUST PUBLISHED. THE LATEST EDITION - THE 8TH SINCE 1978

    This book is known as 'The Bible' to those who guide tourists around the battlefields. It tells you what there is to see, what happened, how to get there ...

    AND when you order this book you can choose any one of our five battlefield maps absolutely free in addition to the one wrapped with the book.

    This is the most complete guide-book to the Ypres & Passchendaele battlefields .Published September 2017.. Over 340 pages, some 300 pictures, GPS locations throughout.

    The authors are the only ones to have been officially recognised by the city of Ypres for the quality and excellence of this and earlier books. The First Alderman of Ypres said at the Presentation -

    ''it is' the perfect introduction and accompaniment for anyone who wants to explore the Ypres Salient and, by extension, the great and terrible battlefields of Flanders.'

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  6. View inside Major and Mrs Holt's Normandy Battlefield Guide

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S DEFINITIVE BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO D-DAY, NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES, GPS EDITION

    £16.99

    'Thank you for your excellent and comprehensive publication. I would have been lost without it ... and I am again reading your book to get a better insight and understanding of events on that memoriable day.' An American visitor.

    This guide book has been created on the foundation of more than 30 years of conducting tours around, and writing about, the Nomandy Beaches.

    This edition is the Seventh and no other guide book comes close to providing the information that visitors need in order to have a successful tour.

    It contains 10 BATTLE MAPS.  (see images on left) AND 6 ITINERARY MAPS AND 5 DIAGRAMS

    To make navigation easy more than 450 places have GPS references as well as descriptions and photographs including UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO & SWORD and the airborne drop and landing zones.

    Veterans memories, told on the beaches to the authors, are included. After all they are the ones who really know what it was like.

    'I have just finished reading your truly excellent Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and am very impressed by the research and care taken over its presentation'

    A D-Day Veteran

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  7. The Thiepval Memorial - Cover of the Guide-Book - all Page refs are for the 7th Edition

    MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S DEFINITIVE BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO THE SOMME - 100th ANNIVERSARY - GPS THROUGHOUT

    £16.99

    This is the best selling guide book to the Somme because it was the first one with such detail (back in the 1980s) and has been constantly updated since. If you only want to have one book then have this one. It has concise histories, stories of individual valor, descriptions of memorials, cemeteries, bunkers and museums and it also tells you how to get to and around the battlefields. There are suggested visits and the times from one to another plus Tourist Information. There are hundreds of colour pictures of the way things are today.

    Free Map. If you only have room for one book then take this one. You will find things that the others do not. AND you get a large map wrapped with the book PLUS you can choose another map worth £3.50 or more quite FREE when you check out.

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