As most of us are unable to visit the battlefields during the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be bringing the battlefields to you in your own homes. The Western Front Association is very excited to announce that it is partnering with the team at Battle Guide Virtual Tours (battleguide.co.uk) to present a series of 'interactive Battlefield Tours' exclusively for WFA members.
The Tours use the latest technology to blend traditional archive material, historic photography and film, contemporary mapping and veteran testimony with modern-day films and images. Zoom over today's battlefield as it gradually transforms into the landscape of 100 years ago. 'Go over the top' whilst listening to accounts from the men who did. Want to see where Grandad fought? Not a problem - it's interactive so we can take a quick detour to have a look.
We will initially be bringing you a series of six tours, covering war on the Western Front and elsewhere from 1914 to 1918. These will run from early-January, fortnightly through to mid-March. Each tour will last approximately one hour and will be led by experienced battlefield guides. Places on the interactive Tours will be strictly limited, but recordings will be available for WFA members to subsequently watch 'on demand'.
Details of the tours and how to sign up for them will be announced in forthcoming issues of Trench Lines and of course on the website.
Below is a brief ten minute demonstration video of what these virtual tours will look like