battlefields

Ypres / Somme

16th-19th April, 2018. One night Ypres, two nights at Albert on the Somme, an overview of the defining battles of WW1. Including wreath laying ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Battle of the Bulge

13th-16th May, 2018. A tour, based at LA ROCHE, of the largest battle fought by the US army in WW2, that sealed Hitler’s fate. A local guide will pilot us along Peiper’s route that ended in the infamous Malmedy massacre.

Gallipoli

21st-24th May, 2018. Staying on the Peninsula itself, in a hotel near Anzac Cove, we explore this tragic but beautiful place, that saw the defeat of Churchill’s bold adventure, a defeat brought about by poor and predictable tactics, lethargy at pivotal moments, boneheaded generals… and the bravery of Turkish defenders led by Ataturk.

WW1 Poets

1st-4th October, 2018. See places and battlefields where the great WW1 poets – SASSOON (pictured), GRAVES, BLUNDEN, ROSENBERG and OWEN fought, and where some were killed, like Owen at Ors.

Dieppe and the Battle of Normandy

5th-8th November, 2018. Starting with a short tour of the disastrous 1942 DIEPPE RAID, of terrible memory to Canada, we go on to look at the 1944 closing of the Falaise Gap and the battles south of Caen in Normandy, including the spot where tank ace Michael Wittmann (above) was killed, and where Rommel was shot […]