Liberation Route Europe and Rough Guides announce cooperation

Liberation Route Europe Foundation and Rough Guides are pleased to announce their new co- operation to produce a travel book about the liberation of Europe during World War II. The book will be the first of its kind, combining the signature Rough Guides writing style with the Foundation’s expertise in this period of history. The book will cover 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 will make this important part of European history accessible to a wide audience.

Rémi Praud, managing director of Liberation Route Europe Foundation, says:
“We are excited to work together with Rough Guides, a leader in innovative travel publishing, on this new 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 to work with the Liberation Route Europe Foundation and collaborate on such an important project. With this book, we can make sure that people are reminded of this turning point in our history, paying tribute to the people who made it happen.”

Scheduled for publication in July 2019, this guide will be written in an evocative tone, using lesser-known stories to create an accessible narrative. Inter-chapter features will 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 sights along the Liberation Route Europe, this important guide represents a new step in uniting the story of the liberation of Europe across borders.

More information is available for download here

Contact: Scott Durno
Liberation Route Europe Foundation
+32 0 25 800 733

About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with more than 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy ‘tell it like it is’ ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

About Liberation Route Europe: Liberation Route Europe is a continuously growing, international remembrance trail that connects important milestones from modern European history. It forms a link between the main regions impacted by the liberation of Europe in 1944- 1945. With over 250 partners, one of the Liberation Route Europe Foundation’s major projects is the development of a large-scale international awareness campaign to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war (2019-2020), called ‘Europe Remembers’.

LREF is generously supported by its long-standing strategic partner the vfonds (Dutch Foundation for Peace, Freedom and Veterans Support).