UNSER NETZWERK

Levison Wood is a Sunday Times best-selling author and photographer who led expeditions and been sent on assignments in over 100 countries. He has published eight best-selling books and produced six critically acclaimed documentaries which have been seen by millions around the world. He has walked 8000 miles along the Nile, the Himalayas and Central America, circumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula, and trekked across Botswana with a herd of wild Elephants. Levison is an Officer in the British Army having served in the Parachute Regiment for 13 years. Levison is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club in New York. Levison will help promote the Western Front Way as a walk, and its values of commemoration, education and well being.

LEVISON WOOD

AMBASSADOR

‘Passing on the history of the First World War has been done in poetry, and stories, in music and museums, and in plays and films. But here is a new way, to my mind the most beautiful way, most significant way, the creation of a path of peace, The Western Front Way.

An inspired idea, originally proposed in a letter from the Front by one of those who died in that war. It was that No Mans Land, where so many millions had died on all sides, should be transformed into a path of peace, stretching from the Swiss Border all the way to the English Channel, some 1000 km.

We will all be able to see that a landscape so utterly destroyed has recovered, that where there was enmity there is now friendship, and that we can walk there now in peace.’

SIR MICHAEL MORPURGO

AMBASSADOR

Levison Wood is a Sunday Times best-selling author and photographer who led expeditions and been sent on assignments in over 100 countries. He has published eight best-selling books and produced six critically acclaimed documentaries which have been seen by millions around the world.

He has walked 8000 miles along the Nile, the Himalayas and Central America, circumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula, and trekked across Botswana with a herd of wild Elephants. Levison is an Officer in the British Army having served in the Parachute Regiment for 13 years. Levison is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club in New York.

Levison will help promote the Western Front Way as a walk, and its values of commemoration, education and well being.

LEVISON WOOD

AMBASSADOR

‘Passing on the history of the First World War has been done in poetry, and stories, in music and museums, and in plays and films. But here is a new way, to my mind the most beautiful way, most significant way, the creation of a path of peace, The Western Front Way.

An inspired idea, originally proposed in a letter from the Front by one of those who died in that war. It was that No Mans Land, where so many millions had died on all sides, should be transformed into a path of peace, stretching from the Swiss Border all the way to the English Channel, some 1000km.

We will all be able to see that a landscape so utterly destroyed has recovered, that where there was enmity there is now friendship, and that we can walk there now in peace.’
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SIR MICHAEL MORPURGO

AMBASSADOR

Oldest son of a Cavalry Officer and born into a military family. In his youth, a counsellor in summer camps in Germany, then counsellor in Baltimore for YMCA day camps.
25 years organizing horseback pack trips with parallel activities for handicapped young adults. Mostrecently, 15 years as a member of a road safety NPO organization and driving instructor.
Arrived in Lorraine/Meuthe et Moselle/Badonviller in 2017. Électeurs in March 2020 at both local and community level and a member of several tourist and local Commissions.
Proud to be an Ambassador of WFW.

RÉGIS CHOMEL

AMBASSADOR / Représentant pour la Meurthe-et-Moselle (54) et Les Vosges (88)

Peter Fiennes worked at Time Out for 25 years, where he wrote, edited and oversaw the creation of hundreds of guidebooks, including their award-winning city guides. He is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the ancient woods and new forests of Britain’ and ‘Footnotes: a journey round Britain in the company of great writers’. His first book was ’To War with God: the army chaplain who lost his faith’ and told the story of his grandfather, Monty Guilford, who worked as a chaplain on the Western Front. His latest is ‘A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece’ and will be out in October 2021.

Peter lives in south London and is captivated by the ambition and vision of the Western Front Way and cannot wait to walk its length.

PETER FIENNES

AMBASSADOR

Peter Fiennes worked at Time Out for 25 years, where he wrote, edited and oversaw the creation of hundreds of guidebooks, including their award-winning city guides. He is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the ancient woods and new forests of Britain’ and ‘Footnotes: a journey round Britain in the company of great writers’. His first book was ’To War with God: the army chaplain who lost his faith’ and told the story of his grandfather, Monty Guilford, who worked as a chaplain on the Western Front. His latest is ‘A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece’ and will be out in October 2021.

Peter lives in south London and is captivated by the ambition and vision of the Western Front Way and cannot wait to walk its length.

RÉGIS CHOMEL

AMBASSADOR / Représentant pour la Meurthe-et-Moselle (54) et Les Vosges (88)

Peter Fiennes worked at Time Out for 25 years, where he wrote, edited and oversaw the creation of hundreds of guidebooks, including their award-winning city guides. He is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the ancient woods and new forests of Britain’ and ‘Footnotes: a journey round Britain in the company of great writers’. His first book was ’To War with God: the army chaplain who lost his faith’ and told the story of his grandfather, Monty Guilford, who worked as a chaplain on the Western Front. His latest is ‘A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece’ and will be out in October 2021.

Peter lives in south London and is captivated by the ambition and vision of the Western Front Way and cannot wait to walk its length.

PETER FIENNES

AMBASSADOR

Heute unternimmt Ypres alle Anstrengungen, um an die vielen Kriegsopfer zu erinnern und sie zu bewahren. Visit Ypern ist geehrt und begeistert, ein Partner der Via Sacra Western Front Way zu sein.“

Ypern

Partner

All comes together in Nieuwpoort, the endus or starting point of The Western Front Way – Via Sacra

Nieuwpoort

Partner

Unsere reiche Geschichte kann in der ganzen Stadt und unseren vielen charmanten Dörfern gefunden werden, sowie im Yser Tower Museum und im Trench of Death Museum.

Diksmuide wird geehrt, Partner der Via Sacra Western Front Way zu sein“

Diksmuide

Partner

„Der Western Front Way bietet dem Benutzer eine einzigartige Erfahrung, um aus erster Hand die Schlachtnarben zu erleben, die aus einem Krieg vor über einem Jahrhundert übrig geblieben sind, die Spuren derer zu bereisen, die so viel für unseren Frieden geopfert haben, und uns zu verpflichten, niemals zu vergessen.“

VIMY RIDGE

Partner

„Dieses via sacra Projekt ist eines der kreativsten und bewegendsten an der Westfront, es wird eine neue Art und Weise zu besuchen und zu entdecken, die Schlachtfelder zu entwickeln und auch daran zu erinnern, dass alle gab einige und einige gab alles. Damit wir nicht vergessen“

Somme

Partner

„Im Herzen der Somme Battlefields präsentiert das Historial, Museum of the Great War in zwei Museen in Péronne und Thiepval die ganze Größe des Ersten Weltkriegs.“

Historial de la Grande Guerre – Peronne

Partner

„Albert, im Herzen der Somme, ist ein Zentrum für internationales Gedenken und ein unvergleichlicher Ort für einen Besuch. In Le Pays du Coqeulicot finden Sie Westfront-Plaketten an Ort und Stelle.“

Le Pays du Coquelicot

Partner

„Am Anfang, oder ganz am Ende des Westfrontwegs, ist Pfetterhouse makellos, einladend und stolz mit Plaketten markiert.“

Pfetterhouse

Partner

Ein integraler Bestandteil des Westfrontwegs

Pas-de-Calais

Partner

Der erste Ort, um zuzustimmen, Teil des Westfront-Wegs zu sein

Auchy-les-Mines

Partner

Launchpad von so vielen Western Front Way Reisenden, wie sie zu Fuß und mit dem Fahrrad reisen

Arras

Partner

Unser zentrales Zentrum für Engagement und Erfolg in den Etappen 3 & 4

Badonviller

Partner
„Die Stadt war ein Schlachtfeld in 14-18 und in 39-45 und wurde mit Croix de Guerre 14-18 und Croix de Guerre 39-45 ausgezeichnet.
Wir haben mit Stolz gesehen, dass unsere Stadt am 6. und 7. Tag [of the WFW cycle map] ist. Es wird eine große Ehre sein, Teil dieses Projekts zu sein, denn Geschichte und Erinnerung sind für uns sehr wichtig.“

Pinon

Partner

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

Affiliate

DIE NICHT VERGESSENEN

Affiliate

ROCK 2 ERHOLUNG

Affiliate

„Der Weg der Westfront zu fahren, ist eine zutiefst bewegende Erfahrung; eine deutliche Erinnerung an unsere miteinander verbundene Geschichte und eine Inspiration für unsere gemeinsame Zukunft.“

Stephen Farrrant

Unterstützer

„Der Westernfront-Weg ist durchdrungen von dramatischen menschlichen Geschichten, die uns daran erinnern, wie zerbrechlich und schön Frieden ist“

Beth Salt

Unterstützer

„Die Landschaft! Manchmal hielt ich einfach an und starrte. Die Sonnenuntergänge und die Sonnenaufgänge; Maisfelder, die für immer weiterzumachen schienen, Waldwege, auf denen ich mich mit meinen Mitarbeitern durch die Brennnessel hacken würde.“

Alan Rutter

Unterstützer

„Ein schöner Wanderweg, der uns vereint, während wir an die Opfer der Vergangenheit denken“

Tess Tidmarsh

Unterstützer

The Western Front Way begrüßt alle Spenden, auch nicht klein. Ihre Großzügigkeit wird uns helfen, den Weg in den kommenden Monaten zu beschreiten.

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