Fields of War
Fifty Key Battlefields in France and BelgiumBook - 2009
This is a unique and practical travel guide dedicated to bringing visitors to the sites of important historical events. It presents fifty battlefields that are within a short driving distance of Paris or Calais. Each battlefield description contains a brief historical overview and a tour of the major surviving landmarks and, in many cases, artefacts of the actual engagements. The tour routes are designed to be interesting and easy to follow with complete driving instructions. Extensively illustrated by sixty-five maps as well as forty-eight pages of historical and contemporary photographs, the book presents battlefield sites selected and organised to offer an enjoyable touring experience. It is an invaluable introduction to battles ranging from the medieval period to modern times.
Publisher: Arlington Heights [Ill.] : French Battlefields, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 944 M887f
Characteristics: xii, 407 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm