Warfare in News
Posted on Monday 28th May
The sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the guidebook is the third in the Holts' highly acclaimed series of battlefield guides. It has been published to coincide with the anniversary of D-Day and the unveiling of a statue to 'Dick' Winters of 'Easy' Coy, Band of Brothers near UTAH Beach – an exclusive photograph of which is featured in the book.
This sixth edition marks 30 years of development for the Holts' guidebook to Normandy, and its expanded and remodelled itineraries reflect changes in technology, visitors' requirements and methods of navigation, as well as including some 400 sites of interest, complete with GPS latitude and longitude locations and over 400 coloured photographs throughout the book.
Readers have described this book as 'an absolute must', advising: 'If you only buy one book, make it this one'.
Major and Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches(Paperback - 352 pages)
by Major and Mrs Holt
Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as 'THE BIBLE', this is the seventh, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.
Written to the same highly acclaimed formula as all of the other books in this important series of Battlefield Guides (Somme, Ypres, Gallipoli, Market-Garden, Western Front - North, Western Front - South). Once again the cold facts are interlaced… Read more...
Of further interest...
Dig WW2 - Paul ReedTue 28th August
Military historian Paul Reed discusses his role as series consultant on the new BBC documentary series Dig WW2. Read article...
The First Ship To Open Fire on D-DayMon 9th June
Iain Ballantyne describes HMS Warspite's role during the Normandy Landings, reputedly the first major vessel to open fire and hammer Hitler's so-called Atlantic Wall. Read article...
Bairnsfather, Bullets and BilletsFri 13th December
Battlefield guide authors Major and Mrs Holt have begun a campaign for the nation to formally honour First World War cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Read article...