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eBook Before Endeavours Fade: Guide to the Battlefields of the First World War ePub

by Rose E.B. Coombs

  • ISBN: 0900913274
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Rose E.B. Coombs
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: After the Battle; 4th edition (March 1983)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1660 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1647 kb
  • Other: rtf doc doc lit
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 496

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World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front (Bradt Travel Guides). Rose Eb Coombs was a writing from the heart. 3 people found this helpful. One person found this helpful.

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First World War (content). Author) AFTER THE BATTLE (Author) Battle of Britain International (Publisher). Before endeavours fade a guide to the battlefields of the First World War. Associated places. Western Front 1914-1918, Theatre of operations. France and the Low Countries 1939-1940. travel and guidebooks. First World War Recruitment Posters.

NOW UPDATED AND IN COLOUR

NOW UPDATED AND IN COLOUR. From the Belgian coast, across the fields of Flanders, over the valley of the Somme and down the line to the Argonne: all the major battlefields of the First World War - Ypres, Arras, Cambrai, Amiens, St Quentin, Mons, Le Cateau, Reims, Verdun and St Mihiel - are criss-crossed in this book over more than thirty different routes, each clearly. Shown on a Michelin map. Every significant feature is described in detail.

Before Endeavours Fade was conceived and written by Rose Coombs, a lady . BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE By Rose EB Coombs, MB. .

Before Endeavours Fade was conceived and written by Rose Coombs, a lady who worked at the Imperial War Museum in London. I have met people who knew her and the general impression is left of someone who could be pretty direct and who was immensely passionate about the Great War. She was on a mission, a pilgrimage in truth, to see the Western Front and leave her mark on the telling of it’s story. No one can claim to have seen all the battlefields of the Western Front because of near constant changes taking place. Time doesn’t stand still. BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE By Rose EB Coombs, MBE After The Battle ISBN: 979 9 78121.

the First World War (9780900913624) by Rose . jacket has edgewear and small tears

com: Before Endeavours Fade: Guide to the Battlefields of the First World War (9780900913624) by Rose . jacket has edgewear and small tears. book is full of black and white pictures of a guide to battlefields of the first world war. a real piece of our American history.

1983 4th After the Battle. Lg.4to., 160p., monochroe photo illustrations, illustrated wraps. Two owner signatures. Good plus, slight cover wear.

Comments

Doomwarden Doomwarden
An excellent, thorough resource for travelling World War 1 battlefields - clear maps and descriptions
Ghordana Ghordana
It is hard to describe how thorough and well written this guide is. I have enjoyed reading it in preparation for trip to France this summer. You can read the love and conviction in every page. Rose Eb Coombs was a writing from the heart.
Exellent Exellent
This book, although very old now, is still the standard guide to the Great War battlefields. Written from a British perspective, the guides are extremely detailed and easy to follow the maps. Not for the casual visitor though. For anyone wanting to make a detailed visit to the sites, this is indispensible.
Samut Samut
For the History buff, this is a most important book to own and get accuracy to further study and the historical perspective to these battles.
This is the very best to start novices on these historical events and have bought many copies with confidence, and share with others the this unique book.
Lanadrta Lanadrta
I have traveled Northern France extensively since I was first stationed in Germany in 1987. I was given a copy of Before Endeavours Fade as gift in 1990 and have used it ever since. This work is beyond a doubt the best guide book for WWI Battlefields. The book has a section on every major battlefield on the Western front and while the short histories of the battles are adequate, the pictures and descriptions of the battlefields are excellent. But the greatest thing about the work is the maps. Using this book I have never failed to find the piece of terrain or monument that I was looking for. I have used Rose Coombs' book when visiting Verdun, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and almost every other major battlefield on the Western Front. If you are going to visit France and can only take one book, take this one, it will get you to where you want to go, and will explain is understandable terms what you are looking at.
I would recommend that before you go make sure you do some reading on the battlefield you are going to visit. My recommendations are for Verdun - The Price of Glory, The Somme - The First Day of the Somme, for Passchendaele - They Called it Passchendaele. The list goes on and on. Buy Before Endeavours Fade at the first opportunity because it is frequently unavailable.
Foginn Foginn
This book is filled with magnificent photographs of memorials in Belgium and France. I read the whole thing, altho one ordinarily doesn't read a guidebook word for word. After I read it I said :"I now can probably save the expense of a tour of battlefields. Included in the book is a lesser known poem by John McCrae which starts out: O Guns, fall silent till the dead men hear Above their heads the legions passing on! (Those fought their fight in time of bitter fear, And died not knowing how the day had gone.)
O flashing muzzles, pause, and let them see The coming down that streaks the sky afar; Then let your might chorus witness be To them, and Ceasar, that we still make war.
Tell them, O guns, that we have heard their call, That we have sworn, and will not turn aside, That we will onward til we win or fall, That we will keep the faith for which they died.
Bid them be patient, and someday, anon, They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep, Shall greet, in wonderment, the quiet dawn, And in content may turn them to their sleep.
Rude Rude
Written before the recent renewed interest in the Great War, this guide is still the best there is. It covers pretty much the entire Western Front and has hundreds of photos of monuments, markers, important buildings and of course, cemetaries. Although it focuses on the British battlefields (particulary Ypres and the Somme) there is great info about the French battlefields and an excellent section on the Americans. I've used this book to find amazing places (like Apremont-la-foret and the Butte de Vaquois just to name two) and put a name to places I've visited but didn't, at the time, know what they were. If you're a Great War buff, or even just interested, this book is essential. You'll get more detail in the Holt's guides, Middlebrook's stunningly clear guide to the Somme, or the terrific Leo Cooper Battleground Europe series. But to get nearly every important site on the Western Front in one 150 page package, Mrs. Coombs' book is it. Highly recommended.
Written by/for the Brits, but a must have if you plan to visit the Western battlefields (From the Channel at Calais, Ypres, Mons, Cambrai, Amiens to Verdun). I used it in the fall of 2001 to visit the Ypres area, and really loved the detailed explanations and tours. Found places I would not have had without the book.