Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the Loos Battlefield
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Illustrated battlefield guide books and maps of the First & Second World Wars


 

 


THE BATTLE OF LOOS 25 SEPTEMBER
1915

The Battlefield Tour

The tour takes three hours and includes a visit to the Loos Museum which needs to be arranged in advance. Loos is 56 miles from Calais.

 

The Fighting

The battle of Loos was the last battle in which the BEF was commanded by Sir John French and the one in which John Kipling, the son of the famous author Rudyard Kipling disappeared.

On 25 September 1915 as part of the French Artois offensive, Douglas Haig's 1st Army attacked German positions at Loos. The British used gas for the first time causing many casualties to their own side. There were no significant positive results and the affair provoked the forced resignation of Sir John French. British casualties were 43,000, German 20,000.

John Kipling

The battlefield tour includes a visit to St Marys ADS Cemetery where the supposed body of John Kipling is buried. On a personal note we believe that the 'identification' is unsafe and should be reversed and we have studied the evidence in our biography of John Kipling, My Boy Jack?

 

TO BUY THIS BOOK CLICK HERE

You get not only Loos but

10 other battles as well.

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on the cover picture below to see more details.

FREE BATTLEFIELD MAP

You can choose a free battlefield map when you buy this book. See the maps available below.

YOU MAKE YOUR FREE MAP CHOICE AT CHECKOUT

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YPRES MAP

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SOMME MAP

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GALLIPOLI MAP

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MARKETGARDEN ARNHEM MAP

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NORMANDY

D DAY MAP

 

 

This is  the companion book to Western Front North.

Between them they cover the major WW1 battles from the Channel to the American, Canadian and French actions below Verdun. There are maps, pictures and carefully detailed tours.

Why not have both?