Where They Fell: A Walker's Guide to the Battlefields of the World by Tim Newark, Timothy Newark, Tim Newark
Combining vivid, full-color illustrations, dramatic photos in color and black-and-white, battle maps, landscape diagrams, and fascinating sidebar features, this volume recounts 17 military campaigns that changed the course of world history. It also serves as a superb travel guide for history buffs, suggesting points of interest and significance they should explore. Among the battles illustrated and recounted in lucid textual descriptions are Hastings (1066), Bunker Hill (1775), Waterloo (1815), The Alamo (1836), Gettysburg (1863), The Somme (1916), Pearl Harbor (1941), Normandy (1944), and Dien Bien Phu (1954). These and all other battles recounted in this memorable volume were waged on sites that can be visited today by travelers and history buffs. A concluding directory lists battle museums and tour operations worldwide. More than 300 dramatic illustrations.