Itineraries

Bespoke Tour Guides

TOUR GUIDES

As well as arranging your tour and accommodation, we provide our clients – at no extra cost – a pretty comprehensive ‘bespoke’ guide to battlefields visited, complete with strategic and tactical background. Sir Alistair Horne, the late distinguished military historian, called them ‘all you need to know about what you’re seeing and why and how the battle was fought’. Both Tony and Nicky Bird have published books and (quite) learned articles, and have lectured. Some people pay to hear them; and have bought their books. The brochures illustrated here are a selection; they range from over 100 pages to less than 20, but are easily digestible and contain quirky information not usually found in guidebooks or histories. They can be referred to on your trip or enjoyed afterwards when the place names and layout of the battlefield make more sense.

The colour guides are A4 and are usually ring bound. They include such essential information as where you will lunch and dine. As such, some of the older itineraries can date (where hotels and restaurants fold), but the scholarship reflects modern reassessments. The WESTERN FRONT APPENDIX contains short entries on important matters like the rum ration; but also touches on those horrors of war – mud, rats and lice.

We can send a printed copy of a BIRD BATTLEFIELD TOURS itinerary. Please contact NICKY BIRD at nick@nickybirddesign.com for an estimate of printing and postage.

 

APPENDIX DEC 12 amended with correct numbering-1

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YPRES SOMME TOUR FOR WINTERS OCT 17-20 2014-1

DICKENS, Major Cedric Charles

YPRES SOMME OCTOBER 2011-1

YPRES SOMME 2014 MARK TAYLOR 2-1

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WRITERS TOUR ITINERARY-1

Waterloo TOUR and VIEWPOINTS-1

VICKERS TOUR JULY 4-7 2015

VERDUN ITINERARY 2016

VENICE TOUR UPDATED OCT 2018-1

SOMME TOUR IN A DAY [from ALBERT]

Bird Battlefield Tours

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DICKENS, Major Cedric Charles

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DICKENS, Major Cedric Charles

MAXWELL TOUR ITINERARY 17-20 SEPT 2015 B-1

MACKIN TOUR MARCH 24-27 PLUS AMIENS

The Battle of Loos: Sept 25-Oct13, 1915

leander full itinerary

DICKENS, Major Cedric Charles

HOLOCAUST TOUR 2006

GALLIPOLI TOUR

Christmas Truce at St-Yvon

Bird Battlefield Tours

DUNKIRK CASSEL YPRES BATTLEFIELD TOUR ITINERARY 2107 B-1

DIEPPE RAID FINAL DEC 14-1

DICKINSON TOUR JUNE 2-5 2015

DICKENS, Major Cedric Charles

D-DAY REVISITED

D-DAY REVISITED

D-DAY REVISITED

CASSINO TOUR INC HOTELS ETC AND ITINERARY OF BATTLEFIELD TOUR c-1

CAPORETTO TOUR DEF.doc AMENDED MARCH 14.doc copy MARCH 21-1

CAMBERLEY CAMERA CLUB TOUR ITINERARY DOCUMENT

Bruges / Waterloo itinerary

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bomb comm itinerary june 15

Battle of the Bulge intro and itinerary MARCH 22-1

ARNHEM ITINERARY APRIL 15