Satirical soldiers’ newspaper the Wipers Times provided an entertaining, stubborn and stoical take on life at the Front, written by and for the soldiers. And to honour this much-loved legendary publication, a hundred years on, Nick Roberts (grandson of the paper’s editor – Captain FJ Roberts) has collaborated with the Visit Flanders Tourist Board to create The Flanders Field Post. Downloadable free, it’s full of illustrations and information about the years of the First World War in Flanders, and could be just the thing to inspire you to take a battlefield trip. Click here to download it.
For further advice about WW1 battlefield tours, check out the latest issue of Family Tree, on sale on Wednesday 6 Augst, in which Major and Mrs Holt share their know-how on how to make sure yours is a trip to remember.