Book review: World War I Battlefields by John Ruler and Emma Thomson

World War I Battlefields by John Ruler and Emma Thomson
World War I Battlefields by John Ruler and Emma Thomson

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I and this apt guide from travel experts at Bradt Guides is essential for people keen to discover the sites, museums and memorials.

When Germany declared war on France in August 1914, nobody could have predicted the conflict would have been one of the deadliest in human history. The combination of trench warfare, modern weaponry and high casualties, made an indelible imprint on the landscape and its people.

This guide gives practical information which ranges from train routes to battlefield tours and museum details and regional maps. Its fully coloured and gives a window into the history of the Western Front and the stories of loss and heroism immortalised in memorials and cemeteries throughout the region.

World War I Battlefields by John Ruler and Emma Thomson, £6.99, published by www.bradtguides.com