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

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


When you order this book you receive a FREE BATTLE MAP worth at least £3.00 - choose which one you would like below. There is also a map wrapped with the book.


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


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


Michael Booker Review of Edition 7

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

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  • Cover Major & Mrs Holts Definitive Battlefield Guide to Yores & Passchendaele
  • Hooghe CWGC from Canada Road - Hooghe Museum behind
  • Recreated trenches Passchendaele Museum
  • Cloth Hall Ypres, at night
  • Interior St George's Memorial Church Ypres
  • 'Agony' War Horses Memorial Statue near Ypres
  • Canadian 'Brooding Soldier' Memorial detail near Ypres
  • Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon
  • Instigators & Authors at the Welsh Dragon Memorial at the Pilckem Ridge
  • Interior American Barrack Passchendaele Museum
  • Yorkshire Trench, Boezinge
  • Don't forget to thank the buglers at the Menin Gate
  • The arc of mines Page 298
  • Itinerary One Page 65
  • 4th Ypres Page 30
  • Ypre List of Contents & Maps

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GPS references throughout making navigation simple.
  
WHAT REVIEWERS SAID OF EARLIER EDITIONS

AMAZON REVIEWER MICHAEL BOOKER: 'Don't go without it! An absolute MUST for anyone visiting or wishing to learn more about the Salient - WOW!'
WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION BULLETIN: A guidebook the quality of which it would be difficult (if not impossible) to better.
THE OFFICER: Can there be two people who know more about First World War battlefields than Tonie and Valmai Holt?

YOU GET A  BATTLEFIELD MAP WRAPPED WITH THIS BOOK
There are over 200 coloured illustrations like these in the book. Do not go without it    

The Brooding Soldier

The Brooding Soldier

This 35ft-high statue of a Canadian Soldier with bowed head and hands resting on arms reversed was described by the author and WW1 veteran Henry Williamson as 'the genius of Man rising out of stone'. It marks the spot where the Canadians withstood the gas attack of 22-24 April 1915 and lost 2,000 men.


Tyne Cot Cemetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyne Cot Cemetery / Grave of Jeffries, VC

With 11,871 graves this is the largest CWGC Cemetery in the world. Behind it is a Visitor Centre overlooking the battlefield.  


Household Cavalry Memorial

Household Cavalry Memorial, Zandvoorde

This elegant obelisk marks the action of the Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards of 30 October 1914. It is on the site of the original grave of Lt Lord Charles Sackville Pelham Worsley, recently married brother-in-law of Lady Haig.


Sanctuary Wood

 

 

 

The preserved trenches, Sanctuary Wood

This is one of the most visited sites in the Salient. The family of Jacques Schier, the current owner, threw a fence around the battle-scarred area and built a museum beside the trenches and shattered trees.


Hellfire Corner Demarkation

Hellfire Corner Demarcation Stone

This is one of many Demarcation Stones erected after the war by the Touring Clubs of Belgium and France to mark the furthest part of the German advance along the front line.


German Cemetry

German Cemetery, Langemarck

The cemetery contains 44,292 burials, of which 25,000 are in a mass grave. It was visited by Adolf Hitler (who fought in the Salient) during his 1940 battlefield tour.


Dressing Station

 

 

 

 

The Dressing Station, Essex Farm

Here Canadian Medical Officer Col John McCrae tended the wounded from the April 1915 gas attack and wrote his immortal poem, In Flanders Fields


Kruisstraat Craters

 

Kruisstraat Craters

Aerial view of these well-preserved, water-filled craters dating from the mines blown at the start of the Third Ypres battle. The mine tunnel was dug by 205th and 182nd Tunnelling Coys, who handed over to the 3rd Canadians and it was finished by 175th and 171st Tunnelling Coys .


 
      

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