The Battles of French Flanders: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles

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Pen and Sword, Apr 30, 2015 - 224 pages
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The battles fought by the British army in 1915, in the second year of the First World War, are less well known than those fought immediately after the outbreak of war in 1914 and those that followed in 1916 which culminated in the Battle of the Somme. But the fighting at Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle and Loos was just as severe as was the 1916 battle at Fromelles and the battlefields are just as interesting to explore today. This volume in the Battle Lines series is the perfect guide to them.?Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened and why and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of warfare on the Western Front.
 

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The Battles of French Flanders Pen & Sword Books have just published an important history cum travel guide for the Battlefields of French Flanders, written by Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland. The Battle ... Read full review

Contents

Northern Car Tour
123
Cuinchy and the Brickstacks
155
Hohenzollern Redoubt
167
Lone Tree and the Dump
180
Hill 70
196
Loos Battlefield Car Tour
207
Further Reading
227
Index
229

Rue du Bois and the Cinder Track
105
Festubert
114

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About Jon Cooksey JON COOKSEY is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars and the Falklands War. He is the former editor of Battlefields Review and the current editor of Stand To!, and his articles have appeared in many of the foremost military magazines and in national newspapers. As an experienced battlefield guide, he regularly leads tours to the battlefields of both world wars as well as the Falkland Islands. His TV and radio appearances include the Channel 5 programme on the 1914 Christmas Truce and and Great War soldier Ronald Poulton Palmer and Gallipoli Victoria Cross winner Frederick Potts for the BBC. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Flanders 1915, Calais: A Fight to the Finish and 3 Para Mount Longdon The Bloodiest Battle. About Jerry Murland Jerry Murland served in the Parachute Regiment. He is the author of Departed Warriors and Aristocrats Go To War (Pen and Sword Military). He lives near Coventry.

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