The Great War Memorial – road of writers application has a new website! Currently is only available in French.
Built using WordPress technology, the site is connected with the application’s media content, including information about the authors, their works, as well as the available tours. Hence this website serves as a complement to the app, preparing the “before the visit” part of this experience.
In addition to that, it enables users to get access to the official website of the Great War Memorial, as well as the Reading and book regional center of Picardie ( Centre Régional du Livre et de la Lecture en Picardie – AR2L) … just like the app!
This application narrates one of first World War episodes, through the perceptions of writers and other storytellers that participated in this battlefield. The app is available free of charge, in a smartphone or tablet formats, it gives users the possibility of creating a literary, geographic tour in the well-known region of La Somme. Moreover, the geolocation-based approach enables users to discover specific sections of this historic battlefield, the natural landscapes; all related to the texts within the particular context of first World War.
Available in English and French, the contents of this application proposes not only recordings, texts about the authors, the link to the area, but also photographs and other related images.
There are many different authors represented throughout the content of this app, such as Siegfried Sassoon, Ivor Gurney, Alan Seeger, Vera Brittain, Jean Cocteau, Francis T. Lind, W.H. Downing, André Maurois, Blaise Cendrars, Ernst Junger, Hans Carossa and Edlef Köppen.
It is available to download on an Android and iOS version at the stores:
You will find here more information about the Memorial and the Chemin des Dames :
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