Rough Guides launches 'Travel Liberation Route Europe' marking 75th anniversary of freedom

Liberation Route Europe Foundation and Rough Guides combine for their latest publication

Sunday 7 July 2019

Liberation Route Europe Foundation and Rough Guides are pleased to present a unique travel book about the liberation of Europe during the Second World War. The book is the first of its kind, combining the signature Rough Guides writing style with the Foundation’s expertise in this period of history.

The book covers hundreds of locations through regions in nine different countries, focusing on the liberation routes of the Allied advance. It is a unique contribution to remembrance tourism and makes this important part of European history accessible to a wide audience.

Rémi Praud, managing director of Liberation Route Europe Foundation, says: “We are excited about the cooperation with Rough Guides, a leader in innovative travel publishing, on this project. By combining their experience with Liberation Route Europe’s expertise in this field, we have found a special way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe.”

Agnieszka Mizak, managing director of Rough Guides says: “Rough Guides is extremely pleased with the contribution of Liberation Route Europe Foundation in the creation of this travel guide. With this book, we make sure that people are reminded of this turning point in our history, paying tribute to the people who made it happen.”

The book leads the reader along the routes taken by the Allies in the closing stages of the Second World War, and suggests remembrance sites that can be visited along the way. It is the first thematic travel guide for Rough Guides and is written in an evocative tone, using lesser-known stories to create an accessible narrative.

Inter-chapter features explore topics like various Resistance movements and the role of women in the war effort. By combining experiences to discover, such as the daily sunset march in Nijmegen, with a comprehensive list of is along the Liberation Route Europe, this important guide represents a new step in uniting the story of the liberation of Europe across borders. The ‘Travel the Liberation Route Europe’ Rough Guides edition is available in print from all leading bookshops and retailers.

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