CONTENTS PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION Introduction Chapter 1 Background information What is the Western Front? , Historical timeline Chapter 2 Practical information Getting there and away , Getting around , Tourist information , Battlefield tours , How to trace a missing relative PART TWO: BELGIUM Chapter 3 Ypres and Ypres Salient Ypres , Ypres Salient , Zonnebeke Chapter 4 Poperinge and Heuvelland Poperinge , Heuvelland , Mesen (Messines) , Chapter 5 Diksmuide, Veurne and Nieuwpoort Diksmuide , Veurne , Nieuwpoort Chapter 6 Mons Mons PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 7 Le Nord and Lille Lille , Seclin , Armentieres , Fromelles , Cambrai , Ors , Le Quesnoy , Maubeuge/Feignies Chapter 8 Pas-de-Calais: Arras and Lens Arras , Around Arras , Around Lens , Escalles , Boulogne-sur-Mer , Etaples-sur-Mer , Montreuil-sur-Mer Chapter 9 The Somme Amiens , Peronne , Around Peronne , Albert , Around Albert , Doullens , Noyelles-sur-Mer , Cantigny Chapter 10 Aisne Laon , Around Laon , Chemin des Dames , Soissons , Saint-Quentin , Chateau-Thierry Chapter 11 Champagne region & Verdun Reims , Verdun Appendix 1: Further Reading Index
The authors, John Ruler and Emma Thompson, are both members of the British Guild of Travel Writers and have each previously written a Bradt guide on the area.
'A slim volume, fitting into virtually any bag or pocket, its main achievement is the joining up of the dots along the whole Western Front. It's an ideal companion for both Western Front novices and more seasoned explorers.' Best of British 'A compact guide covering all the main museums and memorials' France Magazine 'This slim volume is the ideal pocket book for anyone planning a visit to the battlefields.' Good Book Guide 'Good overview of the main sites.' Travel Which 'Extremely well-written, with some panels reading like pieces of literature rather than some dry guidebook entries'. Engineering & Technology Magazine 'A comprehensive but easily digestible travel companion' My Weekly Featured in Good Motoring Magazine