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Customise Maps

The Great War Battlefields of the Western Front and the Normandy D-Day 1944 apps use two types of map view. One is numbered colour coded pins and the other is by flag of country. The colour coded pins represent location 'type' (e.g. cemeteries, memorials, museums, historical interest, etc. The Scottish Battles and Castles app only uses one type of map view with colour coded pins for each locations.

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The flag pins illustrate the location's country of interest (e.g. memorial for British troops, German bunker, etc). The flag pins may be wholly of interest to that location but for some locations it may not be exclusive to that country. (e.g. in the Great War App - Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, a Commonwealth cemetery but where the New Zealand unknown soldier was exhumed).

The Map Pins page features a 'toggle pin' facility to display either the colour coded pins or the flag pins.

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170 locations

There are 170 locations throughout the Western Front which have been extensively researched from Diksmuide in Flanders to Cantigny on the Somme. We chose the well known sites of interest like the Menin Gate in Ypres where the Last Post is played every night and some lesser well known sites like Lettenberg where archaeologists have excavated British dugouts.

There are famous memorials like the Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval, to individual memorials remembering soldiers like Donald Bell VC, National memorials like Canada's Vimy Ridge and South Africa's Delville Wood and the Australians at Villers Bretonneux.

There are locations which feature museums like Passchendaele 1917, the Historial at Peronne, 1916 Somme Museum at Albert and the famous 'In Flanders Fields' museum in Ypres.

We have also included some locations which serve food and drink which are all important when planning a journey. The app endeavours to give you as much information so that you can plan your trip. You can get directions using Google Maps (this may incur data charges) but we have also given sat nav coordinates. These can be used on your own car sat nav and again can help plan journey times.

100 locations

Normandy D-Day 1944 covers 100 locations, including the five invasion beaches and sites of interest from the Merville Battery in the east to the Azeville Battery in the west.

Visit many of the locations of Easy Company from Band of Brothers, including the new memorial to Major Dick Winters, Brécourt Manor and the memorial to 1st Lt. Thomas Meehan Memorial - 101st Airborne.

Normandy D-Day 1944 is packed full of information, facts and stories of the ordinary soldier - the first Victoria Cross recipient, the first Medal of Honor recipient, the grave of the first British soldier killed on D-Day, the grave of the paratrooper who was buried with his dog, the church that held the mass celebrated in unoccupied France, the site where the first recording was made by the BBC of church bells peeling out for freedom, the horror that unfolded on Omaha Beach and stories of ordinary men doing extraordinary feats.

This app is a great way to learn about all aspects of the Normandy landings and the breakout which eventually led to the liberation of Europe. A special feature of our app is the high number of photographs used to enhance each location site. These can be viewed by scrolling through each image.

They can also be viewed full screen mode and you can zoom in on each photograph and move around the image. You can also select and email photographs. (This function can incur data charges).

We believe photography is just as important as the information given for each location because some users of the app may not be able to travel to the site. We have endeavoured to give the best visual record of each site possible.

Scottish Battles and Castles app covers 220 locations, including 110 castles, 40 battlefield sites and memorials, abbeys, palaces, visitor centres and places of historical interest.

Scotland is one of the most romantic of countries with its misty heather glens, miles of white beaches, crystal blue waters and lochs that look like mirrors, set against a background of stunning snow capped mountains. However, there is another darker side to Scotland, with its blood soaked and turbulent history that pitted clan against clan, that saw Scotland ripped apart in a brutal civil war, with risings and rebellions that ended with the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746 at the Battle of Culloden. Scotland is crammed full of history with castles steeped in tales of ghosts, torture, dungeons, of sieges, and of betrayal.

Scottish Battles and Castles is packed full of information, facts and stories of the ordinary Scot, the Clan Chiefs, the Generals, the Kings, the Covenanters, and the Jacobites who fought for the restoration of the Stuart Kings. Stories that include the treachery of those who betrayed William Wallace and the Marquis of Montrose, to one of courage which seen Flora MacDonald helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape 'over the sea to Skye'. It is a great way to learn about all the history of Scotland.

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700 photographs

A special feature of our app is the high number of photographs used to enhance each location site, with 700 for the Great War app and 500 for the Normandy D-Day 1944 app.

These can be viewed by scrolling through each image.

They can also be viewed full screen mode and you can zoom in on each photograph and move around the image. You can also select and email photographs (not available on Scottish Battles and Castles app). This function can incur data charges.

We believe photography is just as important as the information given for each location because some users of the app may not be able to travel to the site. We have endeavoured to give the best visual record of each site possible.

Another special feature which helps plan your itinerary is our Favourites Page where you can select as many locations as you want. We also have a new function available on Scottish Battles and Castles app - a cut and paste facility to transfer GPS coordinates to your inbuilt phone Sat Nav. We hope that the app helps you to enjoy and experience an exciting historical journey of discovery and remembrance.

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Go to the Western Front App page

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Western Front Google Play app
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Spot On Locations

Spot On Locations is a new company developing travel apps that will take you on amazing journeys to destinations in history where famous events took place.

The 'Great War Battlefields of the Western Front' app has been created by a group of experienced travel journalists and photographers, which take you along the battlefield front line from Flanders in Belgium to the Somme in France...

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More apps on the way...

Our second app is Normandy D-Day 1944 which has 100 locations and 500 photographs. With detailed information on the five landing beaches, overview of Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune and Operation Fortitude.

Our third app is Scottish Battles and Castles which has 220 locations and 900 photographs. Offering a history page with fully researched, concise history on William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, the Covenanters and Bonnie Prince Charlie. A History of the Clans, their castles, their mottos, their lands.

We are currently researching and preparing for another new app. Please watch this space, follow us on Twitter or Like Us on Facebook. It is a very exciting time for us and we are striving to produce the very best we can.

We keep our apps simple to use but with enough, thoroughly researched and relevant information that you will learn lots more about the events and locations that you visit.

We want our apps to take the hassle out of travel, leaving you much more time to savour and appreciate the sites and places of interest.