Nicky Bird, Author at Bird Battlefield Tours

Going to the past…

We have been going to (mostly) French and Belgian battlefields for over 30 years, and […]

A Good Guide

I first heard the Last Post sounded at the Menin Gate at Ypres forty-five years […]

Guided tours

Only Tyne Cot Cemetery attracted coaches in the 70s. Lijssenthoek Cemetery, outside ‘Pop’, with its […]

With Hollywood in mind

Different nationalities tend to go to sites associated with their country (and their relatives), but […]

A Soldier of the Great War:

The inscription carved on countless headstones leaves a haunting impression of sacrifice and destruction. The […]

Before the Harvest

Antony Bird’s novel describes in great detail the events of 24th to 27th August 1914, […]

‘War is hell’

‘War is hell’, Sherman wrote. But it is not the complete picture. War is also […]

The Great War

Capt. Sidney Rogerson of the West Yorks thought the Great War ‘the happiest period’ of […]

Voices from the Front Line

Maj-Gen Patrick Cordingley DSO DSc FRGS at the book launch of Tony (left) and Nicky […]

England cricket team tour to Ypres

In 2009, just before the Ashes series, Nicky Bird guided the England cricket team around […]