battlefields

Normandy and the D-DAY beaches

23rd-26th April, 2019. 4-day tour of the main sites of JUNE 6, 1944 – starting from Cherbourg (arriving via Fast Craft from Portsmouth) and motoring down the Cotentin Peninsula via the St Marcouf Battery, Sainte-Mère-Église, Utah Beach and thence to our hotel at Arromanches, famous for its Mulberry Harbour (still visible). Then (Day 2) to the […]

Ypres / Somme

2nd-5th September, 2019. A comprehensive tour of the main sites of the Salient – including laying a wreath at the Menin Gate ceremony – and sites on the Somme associated with the disastrous attack of July 1 1916. Travel via Eurostar and mini-bus. TYNE COT CEMETERY, HILL 62 (museum and preserved trenches), ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, VANCOUVER […]

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 […]