Holt’s Battlefield Guidebooks

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We’re excited to present to you the great titles in Pen and Sword’s Holt’s Battlefield Guidebooks that are now available as print and eBook editions!

The series, Major and Mrs Holts Battlefield Guide to… incorporates detailed travel directions, military history and fascinating anecdotes collected over a quarter of a century. The books are designed as companions for travelers whether sitting at home or physically visiting the battlefields and are written from a male and female point of view thus encompassing the human element of war through the literature and poetry of the period.

Major & Mrs Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches
Sixth Edition with Latitude and Longitude References

Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally know as ‘the bible’, this is the sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition.

The third in the Holt’s important series of Battlefield Guides it employs the same, highly acclaimed formula. Once again, the cold facts are interlaced with anecdotes of bravery, humor, sadness and humanity.

Major and Mrs Holt’s Pocket Battlefield Guide to Ypres and Passchendaele
1st Ypres; 2nd Ypres (Gas Attack); 3rd Ypres (The Lys)

Covering the important WW1 Battles of Ypres, including the notorious Passchendaele, this guidebook takes readers on a historic trip through some of the well-known and most important sites of the area.

This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts’ more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus hand tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles.

Major and Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to the Somme

Major and Mrs. Holt’s Battlefield Guide to the Somme is, without doubt, one of the best-selling guide books to the battlefields of the Somme. This latest updated edition, includes four recommended, timed itineraries representing one day’s traveling. Every stop on route has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.

Memorials, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note are all drawn together with sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity towards the events of 1916.

Major & Mrs Holt’s Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide – The Western Front – North
100th Anniversary Edition

Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this 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 Nieuwport 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.

Major and Mrs Holt’s Pocket Battlefield Guide to Normandy

This guide book covers the present-day battlefield, and the actions that took place on and immediately behind the D-Day beaches, and Major and Mrs Holt’s Pocket Guide to Normandy has been put together to take you around the area.

This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts’ more detailed guide of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles.


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