Monuments and visitors' centres

15th November 2002 at 00:00


Interpretative Centre at the Canadian National Memorial, Vimy Ridge


Lochnagar Crater

Newfoundland Park - Beaumont-Hamel


Thiepval Visitors' Centre

Delville Wood


Ulster Tower


Travel companies

Anglia Tours

Eyewitness Tours

TelFax: 01306 880960

Middlebrook-Hodgson Tours run one tour in holiday times geared to teachers (next due out Easter 2003)

Skylark Tours

Background reading

Forgotten Victory by Gary Sheffield (Headline pound;7.99)

Thiepval (Somme) - Battleground Europe series by Michael Stedman (Pen amp; Sword Publications pound;9.95)

The Face of Battle by John Keegan (Pimlico Press pound;10)

Wilfred Owen by Dominic Hibberd (Weidenfeld and Nicholson pound;25) Video resources

The BBC documentary series from 1964, The Great War, has been re-mastered and released on DVD and VHS. The material has been re-assembled from archives at the BBC and the Imperial War Museum.

Prices: DVD pound;99.99, VHS pound;89.99

More modestly priced is the Channel4 resource: World War 1, Nazi Germany and Europe 1919-39. Prices: the initial purchase of the duel case version (pound;35.25) enables the buyer to get single case versions at pound;11.75 or buy a 10-user network license for pound;11.75.


Donations to the Thiepval Project, Trust Department, Charity's Aid Foundation, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA

Tel: 01732 529305

Useful books

Weapons and Technology of World War 1 by Paul Dowswell, Heinemann Price: pound;11.25

How the war saw a revolution in technology.

Key Battles of World War 1 by David Taylor Price: pound;11.25 Useful abbreviated descriptions with illustrations and maps of the key battles in Europe on sea and in the air.

The First World War by Dennis Hamley published by Franklin Watts Price: pound;12.99

Highly illustrated with simple text exploring the war's consequences with material on the rise of Hitler

World War 1 by Simon Adams, photographs Andy Crawford, Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guide Price: pound;9.99

A superb volume full of fascinating and sometimes gruesome images many of which are provided by the Imperial War Museum. Really delves into the everyday life of soldiers showing their equipment.

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