This is the essential app for travelling the battlefields of the Western Front of the Great War, covering 170 locations with 700 photographs. From Diksmuide in Flanders to Cantigny in the Somme, it will help guide you to some of the amazing sites of interest - from bunkers and trenches to more major sites like the Menin Gate in Ypres or Thiepval on the Somme. It also contains a wealth of practical and useful information for any traveller including cafés, museums, opening hours, etc*170 locations from Flanders in Belgium to the Somme in France*700 photographs*17 countries represented over 170 locations*Offering an historical guide to the Great War from the outbreak to armistice*Every location has been visited, extensively researched and photographed by Spot On Locations*Content written by professional journalists with specialist background in battlefield tourism*History page with fully researched, concise history on each major battle from 1914 to 1918*All locations have also been categorised into 6 colour coded groups:
CemeteriesBattlefieldsMemorialsTrench SystemsMuseumsHistorical Interest
*Colour-coded pins (showing different location ‘types’ e.g. Cemeteries, Bunkers, Trenches etc)* Locations can also be viewed by country of interest flag pins (toggle feature between colour codes and flag pins)
The Great War Battlefields of the Western Front is packed full of information, facts and stories of the ordinary soldier, from Victoria Cross recipients to the last fighting Tommy, Harry Patch. Stories that include the plight of the horses to the tragedy of three brothers all killed on the same day. It is a great way to learn about all aspects of the Great War, and can be used whether or not you are actually on the battlefield. If you’re using the app in the local region covered by the pins, it will help you navigate to your chosen locations. If not, the app is designed and produced to give an in-depth overview of the many varied, and interesting sites, giving the remote user the feeling of being there.
Features-Zoom to specific site locations-Each location is colour coded and shown in List view as well as the Map view-Colour-coded pins (showing different location ‘types’ e.g. Cemeteries, Bunkers, Trenches etc)-Facility to toggle pin views between colour pins and flag pins-Favourites list page to shortlist your locations, helping you to plan your battlefield tour-Favourites map page to show your locations, helping you to plan your battlefield tour-Incredibly easy to navigate around the map-GPS positions included for individual sites-Additional navigation facility available using online maps (Roaming charges may apply for this feature)