For 600 years, a small geographic area in what is now northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands witnessed the kingdoms and empires of France, England, Spain, Prussia, Russia, Austria, and, later, Germany struggle for mastery of Europe. From medieval encounters at Crécy and Azincourt, the confrontations of massive armies at Waterloo and Sedan, to the twentieth century’s two cataclysmic world wars, many of these fields of battle have remained essentially undisturbed; most still displaying physical evidence or striking memorials.

French Battlefields offers the ultimate guidance to locate and view these fascinating and evocative historic sites. Through print edition guide books or internet presented Battlefield Excursions, the battlefield tourist, military history enthusiast, or armchair traveler can view and understand what occurred and what separated the victor from the vanquished.