Valiant Hearts Historical Items Locations Guide

By   /   Jun 26, 2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great Story is a brave tale set during The Great World War I.

Inspired by the non-fictional soldiers of that great war, Valiant Hearts revolves around 4 playable characters trying to bring a German Soldier [in the heart of battlefield] close to his loved one.

Since the game is inspired by actual events of the first Great War, you will stumble upon Historical Items [Collectibles] throughout your journey. These collectibles will provide you with a brief backdrop of World War I.

Furthermore, finding all Historical Items are required to attain 100% Game Completion Status and earn “They’ll All Be Remembered” Achievement/Trophy.

Valiant Hearts Historical Items Locations

Chapter #1

Casern

Helmet
During your opening training sequence, toss a grenade at the dummy and search the debris to find the first collectible.

Lighter
During the sequence where you will be required to raise the flag, go past the flag and pick up a lighter from the right side. It will be sitting on the ground.

Whistle
Near the train, you will have to knock down a bell located right above the driver’s den. Grab a bottle from the crate on the right side and toss it at the bell to get this collectible.

French letter
This is in the same area as above! After bribing the man with a bottle of wine, go ahead and you will come across a three-colored flag with rifles on its each side.

Search the left side of this area to find the collectible.

Nib
After climbing over the top of the train, head right instead of left and you will find this collectible at the end of the carriage. Remember that you will have to interact with the band members to make way to the ladder.

Marne Battle

Tag
As soon as you gain control of your character, you will find this collectible right at the edge of the cart.

Golden Button
Continue ahead after picking up the previous collectible and you will have to blow up a wooden cart [Similar to one you saw earlier]. Before doing that, search the area below it and you will get the collectible.

HQ Map
After climbing down from the bridge [Using a ladder] to blow it up, search near the right of the ladder to find this collectible.

Cartridge
After blowing up the bridge, you will have to cause another explosion to make way forward. Search the area at the bottom of the ramp to find this collectible.

Napkin
Use a bottle to distract a guard blocking your way and climb up the ladder. After that, head to the right side and break through the wall to find this collectible.

Letter
You will come across two guards standing on a rooftop [near a flag]. While staying at the bottom ground, break open the wooden window at the right side and toss a fruit to ring the bell.

Once you distract the guard, climb the ladder and attack the distracted soldier. Once he is down, search his body to get the last collectible of this chapter.

Neuve-Chapelle

Photo Frame
Just as the chapter begins, go to the far left side and the collectible will be lying at the left side of the pot.

Hooked Instrument
During the sequence where you will be required to dig deep into the tunnels, descend a ladder and head left. At this point, you will have to dig up dirt wall and spot the collectible near the dead end.

Cross
You will come across a sequence where you companion dog will stop to sniff the ground and provide you with a bone. After getting the bone, backtrack and throw the bone at the ladder which will drop down.

After that, climb up the ladder, dig the dirt-wall and grab the collectible.

Compass
After entering the second tunnel, you will have dig through a dirt-wall. At this point, dig upwards [Instead of downwards] and you will get to the collectible.

Coins
After switching your character and hiding behind a metal plank to avoid the gunfire, search the immediate next area to find this collectible.

Knife
After blowing the up the dynamite, climb up the ladder and the collectible will be lying on the floor near “ACHTUNG” signboard.

Ypres

Canadian Tag
At the start of the chapter, you will have to drop down from the area [Your dog will sniff it out for you] and use the chains to bring up a box to your level.

Once you have done that, climb to the other side of the box and collect the collectible.

Piece of Cloth
After getting the previous collectible, drop down and continue towards right to find gigantic machinery. Keep on going right and climb to the other side of the cart to find this collectible on the ground.

Canadian Soldier Letter
After the gas puzzle, climb the ladder and head left followed by using your companion dog to dig out this letter collectible.

Blueprints
After grabbing the previous collectible, continue to right side and smash wooden planks to enter a tunnel and find this collectible at the entrance.

Busby
Near the rope and bucket puzzle, continue to right side and use your companion dog to dig up this collectible.

Stop Watch
After the rope and bucket puzzle, your buddy will drop down and cut open the wired path. Once the path is open, grab the collectible off the ground.

You must be quick about it, lest the gas will consume your character.

Neuville-Saint-Vaast

Optical Instrument
During the sequence where you will see soldiers marching, you need to go all the way to the left and use your companion dog to dig up this collectible near the dead end.

Kettle
After grabbing the previous collectible, continue right and drop down into the hole. Once inside, you will see a dirt-wall on your left. Dig through this wall and the collectible will be at the far left side.

Nevrostenine Bottle
You will need to distract a guard using your dog companion and enter the tunnel [With a Red Cross sign on top of it]. Once inside, break through the door to enter the room on right.

After entering this room, knock down the collectible off the crates and be done with it!

German Soldier Letter
You will need to enter a tunnel right below your companion dog [Next to a soldier]. Once inside, head right and find this collectible near some barrels.

Sardines Tin
You need to enter the room marked with cogs and find this at the right side [Near some barrels].

UK Coins
After reuniting with your dog, you need to send him to area [Right next to room with Red Cross] and grab the collectible along with Golden Keys.

Reims

Razor
You will have to solve the lift puzzle [Located inside the house on your right] and open up a cupboard located near your dog to get this collectible.

Brochure
This item is located at the left of the red car. You will have to use your companion dog to dig it out for you.

Pair of Jeans
You need to enter the basement of the house on your right and get it off the left side.

Gas Mask
You need to enter the building on the left-side [From the street] and go to the first floor. After you are on the first floor, go all the way to the left and open the cupboard to find this collectible.

Certificate
This is quite a lengthy process and you need to do the things in the following order:

  • Go inside the building on the left-side of the street
  • Save the little girl inside the building
  • Get the wire-cutters from the same area [Where the little girl was standing]
  • Climb the ladder from the first floor and cut the wire
  • Send in your dog to retrieve the collectible

Pay Book
While on the street level, you will have to recruit people on the street to move the large object blocking the tunnel-entrance. Once you have done that, go down and pick up the collectible from the right side.

Chapter #2

Paris

Item #1
In the starting room, go all the way to the left and you will find this collectible inside the cupboard.

Item #2
You will need to get the Golden Keys from the pigeon and open up a door [In the initial room]. After getting into the new area, you will find the collectible to left of the little girl. It will be sitting on a table.

Item #3
Just as the mission starts [Before getting the Golden Keys from the pigeon], go inside and grab a pebble from the fireplace and toss it across the building, onto some pigeons.

Once you have done that, leave it there and get to the street level. You will find this collectible [Surrounded by birds] on the ground.

Item #4
Keep on going forward on the street, and you will come across an elevated red car. Just past this red car, there will be a signboard with the collectible besides it.

Marne

Item #5
At the beginning of this level, you will have to help a soldier. After this, you will move to the next area. In this area, head to your left and you will find the collectible.

Item #6
Keep on going forward and you will enter a tent [With a Red Cross sign outside it]. Once you are inside, head left and open up a locker to find this collectible.

Item #7
After collecting the collectible inside the tent, keep on heading left until you come across a half-cut tree. Once you get there, go left a little further and you will get this collectible.

Item #8
After collecting the collectible inside the tent [Item #6], head to your right and you will come across a car with the collectible near its front wheel.

Item #9
After grabbing the previous collectible, you will get on a wooden bridge. Go down from the first ladder and go to your left to find this collectible at the deadend [On the left].

Item #10
Get back on the wooden bridge and start running to your right. Go all the way to the right and you will find the next collectible at the very far end.

Ypres

Item #11
You will have to enter the building [With a girl weeping outside]. Once you are inside, go past the tree [Having a ladder] and break the debris to reveal the collectible.

Item #12
After getting the previous collectible [Item #11], climb up the tree and break through the window to help the woman. After doing that, the woman will hand you over the collectible.

Item #13
After dropping the large bell to help a couple of folks, you will have to pull a lever in the lower area. Doing so will clear out the gas and you will be able to help the man who will hand you over the collectible.

Item #14
You will have to enter a multi-floored building [Having checkerboard floor] and go all the way to the 3rd floor. Once there, open up the purple cupboard and grab the collectible.

Item #15
On the same floor and building [From where you will obtain Item #14], go to the right side and interact with painting to collect the Golden Keys.

After collecting the Golden Keys, come back to the first floor and go right to enter a shed. Once inside, use the Golden Keys to get the collectible.

Item #16
After opening up the safe (Using 4.6.8 as the code), go to the left and open up a Locker to find the last collectible of this chapter.

Crash Site

Item #17
Just as the level starts, you will have to hide from a couple of soldiers. During this section, the collectible will in lying on the ground [In plain sight].

Item #18
You will enter a building where you will have to find a handle to pull the level. In this small building, go forward and you will find the collectible lying on the ground.

Item #19
During the sequence where you must save your buddy, go to the extreme right and you will find this collectible near a tree.

Item #20
Just before you hit the large suspended bullet, head to the left side and you will find the collectible lying on the inclined area.

Item #21
After switching your character, you will have to send your dog at the other side [While standing at the bay of river].

Once your dog is on the other side, you need to go all the way to the left and grab the collectible off the ground.

Item #22
After drying up the river, you will have to send the dog to the other side and travel back to the dried river. Once you are there, ask your companion dog to dig up the final collectible of this level.

Verdun

Item #23
Once the level starts, you will have to travel to the far left side until you come across a man [Demanding a sock].

At this point, you can use your companion dog to dig out the first collectible. It will be a little towards the right side.

Item #24
Before you get the sock sitting on a barbed wire, head to your left and grab the collectible off the ground.

Item #25
During the sequence where you will be bombarded, you will need to enter a bunker. Inside the bunker, you will come across a soldier with a collectible right next to him.

Item #26
After the alarm sounds off and you are asked to move towards right side [Along with your troops], head left and you will find the collectible.

Item #27
During the sequence where you will have to throw a piece of wood to detonate the explosives, travel ahead and you will drop down with a falling bridge. Once you are down, travel left and the collectible will be in plain sight.

Item #28
At the very end, you will enter a building with a soldier pointing in upward direction. At this point, you need to descend the ravel and go down to pick up the collectible from the left side.

Douaumont Fort

Item #29
At the beginning of the level, you will come across various graves that you will be able to dig. To get the collectible, you need to dig the fourth one followed by digging a hidden area on the left side.

Once you get to that hidden area, you will get the collectible.

Item #30
After using your companion dog to distract the guard and put out the flame, keep on digging the area below and the collectible will be in the left corner.

You will have to completely dig the area to reveal the collectible.

Item #31
To get this collectible, you need to climb the ladders [Get to the top floor] near the flame [You put out] in the previous collectible.

Once you get to the top, you will have to open up the Locker and grab this collectible.

Item #32
After your characters switch, you will have to knock out a guard and enter the room [The guard will be guarding].

Once you are inside the room, take the ladder up and open up the Locker to get this collectible.

Item #33
After collecting the previous collectible [Item #32], come out of the room and enter the very next room. Once you are inside, open up the Locker inside and grab the collectible.

Item #34
After another character switch, you will have to travel back to the location of Item #32. Once you get to that area, dig the dirt-wall on your right and come out in the opening.

After that, keep on traveling to the right side until you come across another dirt-wall. Dig this wall and enter through the door followed by looking to your left to spot this collectible.

Chapter #3

Prison Camp

Item #1
At the very beginning of the chapter, you will be assigned to get a wire-cutter. At this point, you need to go all the way to the left and travel to the backstreet.

Once there, travel all the way to the left and you will spot the collectible at the far end.

Item #2
After collecting the previous collectible, enter the building [With a Water Drop signboard on it]. Once you are inside, you need to ascend the ladder and rotate the valve [On the right side] towards right.

By doing so, the collectible will fall right in front of you.

Item #3
While staying in the same backstreet [From where you acquired Item #1 and Item #2], travel to the right and you will come across Sleeping Headquarters of the Soldiers.

Enter this building and the collectible will be lying on the floor [To the left of the lit candles].

Item #4
Come back to the Front-street [Main Street] and enter the Laundry Building. Once inside, pull the lever and send the tray upwards. Doing so will open up your path on the left side and you will be able to grab the collectible.

Item #5
To get the final collectible of this level, you need to talk to the cook and give him his desired item. After doing that, you will be able to pick up the collectible off a table [Right adjacent to where he will be standing].

Douaumont

Item #6
At the beginning of the chapter, you will have to help out a soldier. Once you have done that, search the area [Where the soldier was stuck] and you will get the collectible.

Item #7
After turning on the lights, enter the room adjacent to the gigantic tank thingy. Once inside, climb up the ladder and open up the Locker to get the next collectible.

Item #8
After stopping the tank, backtrack all the way back until you come across a Locker. Open up this Locker and you will get the collectible.

Item #9
After completing the puzzle in which you will have to match some shapes, go outside [Where the tank will be located] and climb up the ladder [Right next to the Tank].

Enter the room and the collectible will be located on the right side.

Vauquois’ Mines

Item #10
You’ll come across a “SOS” call right next to three lit candles and a ladder. Don’t go inside this room and head straight until you see some smoke. Once you get there, call up your companion dog and dig the area below the smoke to find this collectible.

Item #11
During the Tray and Dynamite Puzzle, toss dynamite in the tray and bring it towards the right side.

Blow up the dynamite and the collectible will fall on your feet.

Item #12
You will come across a “SOS” call from a door [After blowing up the TNT to open up the path].

Use your companion dog to dig the area right next to this door and you will get the collectible.

Item #13
After collecting the previous collectible [Item #3], you need to enter the room with “SOS” calling and dig your way to the bottom.

While digging, you will see a shining collectible buried in sand.

Item #14
You will come across lift right next to a dirt wall at one side and a soldier with some bottles on the other side. You need to break this dirt wall to get the collectible.

Item #15
You will come across a lift with a box [Having a piece of cloth on it].

You need to cross this lift and go to the other side to find the last collectible of this chapter.

Reims Forest

Item #16
Just as the chapter starts, run to your right until you come across a spotlight. Once you get to the spotlight, cross the bridge and get to the other side.

Once you get to the other side, turn left and you will get the collectible.

Item #27
After distracting the guards, using apples, rotate the wheel on your left and enter the building. After entering the building, open up the Locker on your right and grab the collectible.

Item #28
You will cut your way through a barbed wire to reach a large wooden bridge. From this bridge, drop down and search the area on your left to find another collectible.

Item #29
During the sequence where you will have to use a Scarecrow to avoid the torchlight, the collectible will be lying in the middle of the field.

Item #30
During the sequence when the flares begin to light up the sky, you need to reach the second tall tree and the collectible will be lying at the base of it.

The Somme

Item #31
In this chapter, you will be required to save your troops. Once your tank comes to a halt, you will see a basement entrance with a ladder. At the edge of this entrance will be the first collectible.

Item #32
After getting the previous collectible [Item #31], go back and the search the area near the tank for another collectible.

Item #33
After getting the previous collectible [Item #31], drop down the ladder and extinguish the flame to prevent the explosion. After that, head left and grab the collectible in plain sight.

Vaubecourt

Item #34
After saving the little girl, you will end up in a building. In this building, head to your right and you will see the collectible on a side-table [right next to some lit candles].

Item #35 and Item #36
After changing your cloths [Into an officer’s blue uniform], head up the stairs and go left [Directly above from where you changed uniform] and you will get the collectible.

Once you have collected that, head to the basement of this building and go all the way to the right to find it lying right next to a barrel.

Item #37
Once outside, you will again change uniforms [On a small platform]. After changing, go directly below this area and you will find a place for your companion dog to dig.

Dig this place and you will get the collectible.

Item #38
During the sequence when you have to provide a soldier with wine, send in your dog and spill the wine of his clothes.

Once the soldier leaves the room, head inside and get to the balcony to get the final collectible of this chapter.

Chapter #4

Occupied Casern

Item #1
At the very beginning of the chapter, you will have to do a uniform change. Right next to the change station will be a collectible [Against the wall].

Item #2
You will come across a pile of yellow apples in the outside. You need to carry one of these apples and head left.

Soon, you will come across a guy standing right next to a horse. You need to give this apple to this soldier and he will give you the collectible.

Item #3
Upon the large vault [Using 815 as a combination] and head inside to find the collectible at the entrance.

Item #4
This item will be located in the same room from where you will get a gas-mask for your companion dog.

Item #5
After getting the previous collectible, ascend up the ladder and the collectible will be right behind the Gatling gun.

Vimy Ridge

Item #6
To get this collectible, you will have to cross a road [Right next to a couple of soldiers standing near a wooden Locker].

After crossing the road, head up the ramp [On your left] and you will get the collectible.

Item #7
You will come across a gigantic gun right next to a General [He seems like one]. Climb down the ladder [Located right next to the General] and head right to find the collectible on a table.

Item #8
You will find this collectible inside a bunker [which can be accessed by crossing the road] immediately after firing mortars sequence.

The Farm

Item #9
Just as the chapter starts, go down the ladder and the collectible will be located underneath the table. The building will be filled with toxic gas.

Item #10
After getting the previous collectible [Item #9], go to the next building and come outside. Once outside, break the building’s window and get inside.

Once inside, command your companion dog to pick up the collectible for you.

Item #11
After getting the previous collectible [Item #10], send the companion dog through the hole and go to the backside.

Use your companion dog to raise the bridge and go all the way to the right to get this collectible.

Item #12
During the sequence where your ladder will break and you will fall, the collectible will be lying right in front of the fireplace.

Chamin Des Dames

Item #13
After recruiting three soldiers, keep on walking to the left side and you will get to the collectible, eventually.

Item #14
After pushing the large ammo crate along with your troops, the collectible will be right at the end of the room [At your feet].

Item #15
During the sequence where you will have to take cover to avoid gunfire, hide behind the wooden barricades and you will see the collectible in plain sight.

Item #16
During the gunfire sequence, you will have to dig down. While digging, go to the left side and you will find it buried under the dirt [On the ground].

Item #17
During the sequence where you will get fired by Mortar Shells, keep going straight and the collectible will be lying on the ground.

Item #18
While driving the cart, you will have to stop on your way [Near the debris] and pick up the last collectible of this level.

Saint Mihiel

Item #19
As soon as you gain control of your character, go through the door on the right and it will be inside a bush.

Item #20
While in the hospital, go the first floor and it will be inside a Locker [Right next to a patient’s bed].

Item #21
After getting the previous collectible [Item #20], head to your right and go to the backside. Once you are there, head right and it will be inside a Locker.

Item #22
The last collectible of the Valiant Hearts: The Great Story will be located inside the hospital’s basement [Inside the third Locker on the left side].

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