Major Mrs Holt s Pocket Battlefield Guide to D Day Normandy Landing Beaches

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 1848840799
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

This guide book covers the present-day battlefield, and the actions that took place on and immediately behind the D-Day beaches, and Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Guide to Normandy has been put together to take you around the area.This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guide of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles.The book contains many full colour maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

Major and Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 0850526620
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

This was the first Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to concentrate on World War Two. Since Saving Private Ryan was filmed interest in the D-Day landings has never been greater on both sides of the Atlantic. No one knows the Normandy Campaign and countryside as it stands today better than Major and Mrs Holt, the pioneers of battlefield touring. Key Selling Points: *

Major Mrs Holt s Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient and Passchendaele Eighth Expanded 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Torie Holt
ISBN: 9781526725455
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: History

This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, literary and travel information. There are recommended, timed itineraries, in each itinerary representing one day's travelling. Every stop on the routes has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.Memorials large and small, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note - they are all here and joined together by a sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity toward the events of 1914-1918 that can only be matched by visiting the battlefield itself. This is a guide book written by people who, because they have been directly involved in taking tours themselves, know the form and type of information that best serves the visitor to the battlefield. NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH '3.99

The Normandy Battlefields

Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 9781612003382
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Genre: History

With their 70th anniversary just around the corner, the D-Day landings have lost none of their impact. Even today the vestiges of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall speak of the huge undertaking necessary for the Allies to gain a foothold in Normandy. In this beautiful new full-color book, the reader goes “on-site” to the sacred battleground from its scarred medieval villages to the remains of modern means of destruction. The huge armada that attacked from Britain left behind many signs of their passage: from the huge caissons of the mulberry harbor around Arromanches, the gun emplacements at Longues and Merville, to the multitude of hardware used as memorials—tanks, artillery, pillboxes—and the many graves and cemeteries that honor those who died on both sides. It is in memory of the dead that much of what can be seen on the ground survives, but as the last few survivors reach their 90s, a new audience requires information about the events of the past that can only come from seeing the ground where the battle was fought. Today, the beaches are a fascinating mixture of the new and the old, including the new visitors’ center at Colleville and the renovation and expansion of the Utah Beach museum—even as further new memorials jostle with the older sites that have changed little in 70 years. The Normandy Battlefields details what can be seen on the ground today using a mixture of media to provide a complete overview of the campaign. Maps old and new highlight what has survived and what hasn’t; then-and-now photography allows fascinating comparisons with the images taken at the time—particularly the aerial views—and computer artwork provides graphic details of things that can’t be seen today. The book describes the area from Cherbourg to Le Havre by way of the key D-Day locations, providing a handbook for the visitor and an overview for the armchair traveler. It covers, wherever possible, the forces from both sides and the memorials to those young men who fought so many years ago.

Der rote Kampfflieger

Author: Manfred von Richthofen
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849693954
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen war ein deutscher Jagdflieger, der im Ersten Weltkrieg die höchste Zahl von Luftsiegen, die von einem einzelnen Piloten erreicht wurde, verzeichnete. Den berühmten Beinamen “Der Rote Baron” erhielt von Richthofen, der einen Großteil seiner Einsätze in mehr oder weniger rot gestrichenen Flugzeugen flog, erst nach dem Krieg. Dies ist seine Autobiographie, die die wichtigsten Szenen und Erlebnisse seines Lebens beinhaltet.

Managing and Interpreting D Day s Sites of Memory

Author: Geoffrey Bird
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317515715
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

More than seventy years following the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944, Normandy's war heritage continues to intrigue visitors and researchers. Receiving well over two million visitors a year, the Normandy landscape of war is among the most visited cultural sites in France. This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought. The book examines the perspectives, experiences and insights of those who work in the field of war heritage in the region of Normandy where the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy occurred. In this volume practitioner authors represent a range of interrelated roles and responsibilities. These perspectives include national and regional governments and coordinating agencies involved in policy, planning and implementation; war cemetery commissions; managers who oversee particular museums and sites; and individual battlefield tour guides whose vocation is to research and interpret sites of memory. Often interviewed as key informants for scholarly articles, the day-to-day observations, experiences and management decisions of these guardians of remembrance provide valuable insight into a range of issues and approaches that inform the meaning of tourism, remembrance and war heritage as well as implications for the management of war sites elsewhere. Complementing the Normandy practitioner offerings, more scholarly investigations provide an opportunity to compare and debate what is happening in the management and interpretation at other World War II related sites of war memory, such as at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Portsmouth, UK. This innovative volume will be of interest to those interested in remembrance tourism, war heritage, dark tourism, battlefield tourism, commemoration, D-Day and World War II.

Boji t v Normandii

Author: Marriott Leo
Publisher: Grada Publishing, a.s.
ISBN: 9788024755373
Release Date: 2015-09-24

Kniha v původním vydání se setkala u čtenářů s mimořádným úspěchem. Není divu, její klady jsou patrné na první pohled. Jsou to především unikátní dobové fotografie a k nim často paralelně přiřazené fotografie soudobé, umožňující vzájemné porovnání vzhledu klíčových míst, kde se odehrávalo dějství Dne D v červnu 1944. Moderní fotografie jsou velice kvalitní, jejich autorem je zkušený pilot a fotograf - a jeden z autorů této knihy. Senzaci dále představují dobové plány, bojová schémata a precizně vypracované mapy, které čtenářům dovolují promítnout si jednotlivé fáze nelítostných bitev v Normandii do nejmenšího detailu. Velice přitažlivé na publikaci je i přehledné rozřazení textu do 10 tematicky ucelených kapitol, které spolu s fotografiemi tvoří důmyslně sestavený celek, který sugestivně navozuje atmosféru bojů. Za pozornost i doklad profesionálního přístupu autorů ke knize určitě stojí třeba i hezká hříčka, jakou je paginace na sudých stranách, k níž bylo použito současné značení trasy Voie de la Liberte, po níž v severní Francii postupovala Pattonova 3. americká armáda a která byla vytyčena na její památku v roce 1947.

Die andere Seite des Himmels

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455812329
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Fiction

Kalifornien 1970. Bean Holladay und ihre älteste Schwester Liz sind Teenager, als ihre geniale Mutter mal wieder von der Bildfläche verschwindet. Für die Mädchen zunächst nicht weiter beunruhigend. Sobald Probleme am Horizont auftauchen, ergreift ihre Mutter die Flucht. Doch dieses Mal scheint die Sache ernst zu sein ... Nachdem die Fürsorge bei den Mädchen auftaucht, wissen sie, dass sie sich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen müssen. Mutterseelenallein legen sie den langen Weg nach Byler, Virginia, zurück, dem Heimatort ihrer Mutter. Dort betreten sie eine Welt, die anders ist als alles, was sie bisher erlebt haben. Sie lernen ihren verschrobenen, aber liebenswerten Onkel Tinsley kennen, erfahren erstmals, dass ihre Mutter aus einer wohlhabenden Familie stammt, und erkunden staunend das familieneigene Anwesen. Bean und Liz gefällt es in ihrer neuen Umgebung, sie merken jedoch bald, dass sie in dem konservativen Ort zuweilen anecken. Und weil sie sich nichts gefallen lassen, haben sie plötzlich den mächtigsten Mann der Gemeinde gegen sich. Ein mitreißender Roman über zwei mutige Mädchen, die sich gegen die Welt der Erwachsenen auflehnen.