A Guide to WW1 Battlefields and History of the First World War
This site provides an overview of the First World War battlefields on the Western Front by showing you where they are and what you can see there today. Established in 1998, the website is dedicated to the memory of more than 20 family members who served in the military during the Great War of 1914-1918.
Western Front Battlefields
Map of the 1914-1918 Western Front battlefields to show where they are located in Belgium and France. Information for battlefield sectors includes the battles which happened there, listings and photographs of cemeteries, memorials, battle remains and museums to be visited, events taking place and information for visitors.
Information for visitors to the Western Front battlefields includes links to battlefield tour companies, suggestions for self-drive itineraries, and companies organising walking, cycling and motorcycle tours. Helpful links for travel information to Belgium and France are offered, plus a variety of suggestions for hotels, self-catering, Bed & Breakfast accommodation, hostels and campsites.
Tracing WW1 Family History
Are you looking for a member of your family who served in the First World War? See our advice on how to get started. Find out about the sort of information now available in archives or online.
Researching Military History
A wide range of material is available to explore and study the First World War from online and public archive collections, published histories and trench maps, lectures and academic study courses.
The First World War and those who were affected by it are remembered by events, exhibitions, memorials, projects, heritage organisations and war grave agencies. Event listings for Western Front battlefield sectors and in countries worldwide are featured on this site. Many special events are being organised during the centenary commemorations from 2014 to 2018.
The Poppy Umbrella — A Gift to Remember
The Poppy Umbrella is a practical way to “Remember” throughout the seasons — in sunshine or in rain. The family behind greatwar.co.uk founded The Poppy Umbrella. A number of ex-Service charities and military heritage organizations sell The Poppy Umbrella to help generate funds for their work.
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