Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium is unique in both content and presentation, filling a void in battlefield travel guides. Fields of War provides a more casual visitor with a wide breath of history from the medieval period to the Second World War focusing upon major, interesting sites. This unique and practical guide presents fifty battlefields that are within a short driving distance of Paris or Calais. The book brings each battle to the reader with a succinct history of precipitating events followed by a tour of the major surviving landmarks and monuments. Presentation is logical with clearly stated facts regarding each covered battlefield. The tour routes are designed to be interesting and easy to follow with complete driving instructions, all illustrated with an exceptional number of maps as well as 48 pages of historical and contemporary photographs. Concise driving instructions bring the battlefield visitor directly to the site of critical military events. No other battlefield guide covers as large a sweep of history while keeping focused upon truly significant and interesting locations.
Robert Mueller has long been fascinated by military history and for many years he has visited and studied the battlefields of Europe. For this guide he has selected fifty well-preserved battlefields in the region that will give visitors a keen insight into the extraordinary historical events associated with them.
SOFT COVER, PERFECT BOUND
467 PAGES INCLUDING
48 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOGRAPHS AND 65 MAPS
6" X 9"
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Fields of War has been selected by the Military Writers Society of America as the 2010 Bronze Medal winner in the travel category. ‘The MWSA is comprised of more than 900 authors, poets and artists who are active duty military, retirees or military veterans. Others are life-long civilians who’ve chosen to focus on military and/or historical themes with their writings or art.’ – MWSA, October 2010
‘Award-Winning Finalist in the Travel category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News’