Pocket Tours is an iPhone application which brings history to life by using the full suite of functionality available on the Apple mobile platform.
The app allows users to visit historical sites from the comfort of their armchair whilst hearing from world-renowned historians exactly what happened, who was involved and how history was shaped.
It is then possible for those that have the opportunity to visit the place and be guided around whilst listening to the commentary and seeing where historic events took place through the live camera
Users can also view photographs, hear original sound clips and see film footage to further bring the scene to life.
Pocket Tours is the world’s first battlefield tour app which is able to use all of the pioneering capability of the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
“Imagine walking over the ground that shaped history and having an expert explain the events as they unfolded. The GPS feature guides users from point to point, utilising the knowledge of local historians to go to the best vantage points – making a tour of the battlefields accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time.
Once downloaded, users don’t need internet access to use the app. They can just plug in their headphones and immerse themselves in the history. If you can’t get to the battlefield that’s fine – the app is still a fantastic story in its own right.”
The first tour covers The Battle of Arnhem (A Bridge Too Far) the largest Airborne Campaign of all time. You can find out why it failed and hear stories of the heros as well as understanding why the mistakes that were made arguably prolonged World War II by 6 months