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The War Walk

A Journey Along the Western Front

By Nigel Jones

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A tourist guide, a history and a personal story of the Western Front 1914-18

A tourist guide, a history and a personal story of the Western Front 1914-18

Nigel Jones's uncle was killed in action near Ypres in 1915, aged just eighteen, and his father served on Field Marshal Haig's staff: no wonder then, that he has always been fascinated by the First World War.

THE WAR WALK describes his pilgrimage to the Western Front battlefields: it is a compelling blend of history, travel and personal anecdotes from some of the last surviving veterans of the First World War.
He follows the old trench networks from the Belgian coast to the Swiss frontier, bringing each battlefield to life with vivid eyewitness testimony and investigating how the sites are preserved today for modern visitors.

Biographical Notes

Nigel Jones is a historian,biographer and broadcaster. Formerly Assistant Editor of 'History Today' and 'BBC History' magazines, he now writes fulltime and leads battlefield tours of the western front. His film about the excavation of Wilfred Owen's dugout on the Somme, 'Journey to Hell' , directed by Catrine Clay, was shown on BBC 2's 'Ancestors' series in February 2004. He is currently writing a short biography of Owen, and a study of the Edwardian era.

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  • ISBN: 9780304366835
  • Publication date: 05 Aug 2004
  • Page count: 280
  • Imprint: W&N
one of the most illuminating books on place in war I have read in recent years — Sue Baker, PUBLISHING NEWS
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