It is not my intention to convert this website into an advertising platform but I thought it worth sharing details of some Virtual Tours with you during lockdown. After all, it is unlikely that we we will be able to travel before the summer at the earliest.
I first came across the concept of Virtual Tours via the Western Front Association (WFA). They have commissioned Dan Hill of www.battleguide.co.uk to run a series of virtual tours. These tours quickly became very popular. Due to bandwidth limitations they are only available to members although there is a demo on the WFA website which shows you how the technology, based on google maps, is used :
Apart from the WFA tours you can sign up for Dan's Battleguide tours at £20 per tour. I have watched a couple of these and regard them as very good value. I particularly enjoyed Spencer Jones's tour of Spion Kop. There is nothing like being on the ground but frankly, even if I ever get to Spion Kop, the technology demonstrated the ground in a way that would be impossible without a personal helicopter.
In short, even when we are able to travel again, a Virtual Tour will add enormously to the experience.
If you are interested in touring I recommend having a look at some of the virtual offerings.
BCMH at the Rapido River, Italy 2011