Battlefield Tours

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The Somme

The Battle of the Somme started on July 1st 1916. For many, this was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One. This one battle seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare as men left their trenches and walked towards the enemy, many to their death. The impact was felt globally and in many towns who lost Pals Battalions.

 

  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
  • Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood
  • Lochnagar Crater at Boiselle
  • Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
  • Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge
  • Tanks Corps Memorial at Pozieres
  • Ulster Tower
  • Museum Somme 1916 – Albert

 

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Ypres Salient

During World War 1 Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between the German and Allied forces. Nearly 250,000 British soldiers were killed in the Ypres Salient during the First World War, almost a third of all of those killed in the war. Our tour includes visits to the museums, memorials, cemeteries and preserved trench systems.

 

  • Menin Gate and Last Post Ceremony
  • Sanctuary Wood  / Hill62
  • In Flanders Fields Museum
  • Tyne Cot British Cemetery
  • Langemark German Cemetery
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele
  • Talbot House
  • Grave of ‘Hedd Wyn’ at Artillery Wood

 

 

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