14-17 August, 2017. There were over 5000 men playing professional football in 1914. Of those, about 2000 joined up, many being killed in the Salient and on the Somme. On 26 Nov 1914, every member of the Hearts team joined the army (McCrae’s Battalion). At the Battle of Loos (1915) the battalion was practically destroyed. […]
Sept 4-7, 2017. 3-night tour to include Dunkirk Evacuation beaches, Cassel – where an heroic rear-guard action was fought in 1940 – and Ypres, of awful WW1 memory. I night Cassel, two nights Ypres, as always staying in family hotels.
October 30 – November 2, 2017. An art and war tour, beginning with Bruges, a beautiful Medieval city with picturesque canals and magnificent Flemish masterpieces. Thence to the battlefield where Napoleon met his nemesis, Wellington. A unique battle where in one day, an army, an Emperor and a system of government were destroyed.