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Somme Battlefield guide


paulb
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Hi , I am looking to purchase a Somme battlefield guide ready for my trio at the end of the month. Ideally i would like it to include maps of the area along with directions on how to get to the places of interest.

Any suggestions?

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Paul

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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme is very detailed and Ideal for a first trip. It has a fold-out map included, but you will probably need to supplement that with a road atlas.

Ken

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Major and Mrs Holt's "Battlefield Guide to the Somme" or "Before Endeavours Fade" by Rose Coombs - a forum search will bring forth loads of information on both

Alan

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Martin Middlebrook's Somme Battlefields: A Comprehensive Guide is the best general guide to the area in my opinion. Gerald Gliddon's Somme 1916: A Battlefield Companion goes well with it.

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Paul

Paul Reed is far too modest - his "Walking the Somme" walker's guide is also well worth looking at!

Brian

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There is a Battleground Europe book, " Advance to Victory 1918 : Somme" by Michael Stedman. Some good pictures and maps of a period not always thought of in relation to the Somme. Very reasonable price and a real pocket book.

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First trip out I would also recommend Pauls recommendations and Paul's Walking the Somme. I have never got on with 'Before Endeavours Fade' but each to their own.

Mick

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Paul

Paul Reed is far too modest - his "Walking the Somme" walker's guide is also well worth looking at!

Brian

Essential reading I would suggest.

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John

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Paul's guide is without a doubt the one I'd most recommend due to it's fantastic array of wonderful and invogorating walks; It also provides one with an additional bug; the need to get off-road and create one's own walks and bimbles! However, I'd also suggest using the late Rose Coombs' guide in conjunction since it is a wonderfully conceived book which still commands respect and resonates with anyone who has visited the old Western Front irrespective of their expertise and experience.

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