Pocket Tours - Bringing the bloodiest cross-border conflict to life.
The Battle of Flodden was fought on Friday, 9th September 1513. It was a disastrous defeat for the Scottish invading army at the hands of a smaller force drawn from the northern counties of England. It was a bloody engagement, with up to 15,000 men being killed in less than four hours.
Pocket Tours is a relatively new iPhone application and with this release allows users to visit all of the relative historical sites based around the Battle of Flodden 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 also possible for those that have the opportunity to visit Northumberland to be guided around whilst listening to the commentary and seeing where historic events took place through the live camera. Pocket Tours uses the full suite of functionality available on the Apple mobile platform to allow its users to view photographs, hear sound clips and see film footage to further bring the battlefield to life.
North East Entrepreneur, Mark Jackson who has been an active member of the Territorial Army for over 26 years, leads the company. He said: “Imagine walking over the ground that shaped history alongside an expert who can explain the events as they unfolded. The GPS feature guides you from point to point using the knowledge of the historians to make sure you see things from the best vantage points. This makes a tour of the battlefield accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time.”
In the summer of 2012 Pocket tours successfully launched two apps, the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Arnhem. With both apps tried and tested Flodden is sure to be hit. There are also other applications in the pipeline and not all are battlefield tours; the opportunities for Pocket Tours are almost endless and this summer will see the release of the world’s first guided shore diving app on the Cayman Island.
Pocket Tours – The Battle of Flodden, is available for download now at http://tinyurl.com/battlefield-tour-arnhem for only 1.99.