Bringing History to Life for a New Generation

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in people trying access their own family history. With the use of the internet and smart phones the whole process is so much easier, allowing us to find information quickly and accurately in a format that is ultra accessible.

A visit to Northern France to the battlefields and cemeteries of WW1 and WW2 and possibly trace family links has become an important pilgrimage for families and individuals alike. In the 21st century, through all forms of news media, we hear daily of the sacrifices of our young soldiers around the globe. Through this modern technology we can also understand the horrors that were faced by a previous generation in both World Wars.

As we become a world of mobile phone users, we can now quickly and easily access the information that we might need to plan a detailed tour of historical sites. We are now able to bring this defining time in our history to life by downloading Applications to our mobile phones.

Pocket Locations has launched two just such a travel App. Titled “D Day and Normandy” and “Somme and Flanders” the app’s give users a planned tour of all the major points of interest that played a crucial role in the D Day invasion which was the beginning of the end of WW2 and the long war of attrition in France and Belgium during WW1 . Location pins and GPS direct the user to battlefields, museums and cemeteries along these important historical sites. The importance of each location is then explained with text and images. Using a mobile phone in this way takes the stress out of planning such a tour and is set to become the first point of research for that thought provoking journey.
Pocket Locations has found that providing historical travel information in this way for those seeking to visit the WW1 and WW2 battle fields of Europe, appeals across the generations and provides a useful research tool in the classroom, at home or whilst travelling.

History is an amazing subject and through the use of this technology it can be truly accessible and help in bringing History to life.