Walking Ypres

Paul Reed

* Fully revised edition of Paul Reed's classic walker's guide to the Ypres Salient

* Tours of all the most famous sites: Ypres, Yser, Sanctuary Wood, Bellewaarde Ridge, Zillebeke, Hill 60, Passchendaele, Messines, Kemmel, Ploegsteert

* Includes information on the monuments, cemeteries and villages

* Insight into the terrain, the tactics, th
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Battleground I
Illustration :
150 color and Black & White Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781590034
Pages : 296
Dimensions : 8 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The medieval city of Ypres will forever be associated with the Great War, especially by the British. From 1914 to 1918 it was the key strong point in the northern sector of the Western Front, and the epic story of its defense has taken on almost legendary status. The city and the surrounding battlefields are also among the most visited sites on the Western Front, and Paul Reed’s walking guide is an essential travellng companion for anyone who is eager to explore them either on foot, by bike or by car. His classic book, first published as Walking the Salient over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetime’s research into the battles for Ypres and the Flemish landscape over which they were fought.

He guides the walker to all the key locations – Ypres itself, Yser, Sanctuary Wood, Bellewaarde Ridge, Zillebeke, Hill 60, Passchendaele, Messines, Kemmel and Ploegsteert are all covered. There are walks to notable sites behind the lines, around Poperinghe, Vlamertinghe and Brandhoek. And, for this second edition which he has revised, updated and expanded, he has provided new photographs and included two entirely new walks covering the Langemarck and Potijze areas.

Walking Ypres brings the visitor not only to the places where the armies clashed but to the landscape of monuments, cemeteries and villages that make the Ypres battlefields among the most memorable sites of the Great War.

About The Author

Paul Reed is a leading military historian, specializing in the two world wars. He has been visiting European battlefields for more than thirty years, and lived on the Somme for over a decade. He has worked as a researcher and battlefield guide, and is the author of several books on the Great War. He also regularly contributes to television programmes, such as Timewatch, Meet the Ancestors and Who Do You Think You Are? and was historical consultant to BBC1’s My Family At War.

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