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Life in the trenches All Quiet On The Western Front More than 750,000 British soldiers were killed on the Western Front during the Great War. During this Centenary period, join us on this introductory tour visiting the major battlefields of Flanders and France. 4-Day Itinerary Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a three-night stay. Day 2 Ypres & Passchendaele Today we cover the battles that took place in the part of Belgium known as Flanders, close to the iconic Passchendaele battlefield. We visit many sights of special interest including... Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British War Cemetery in the world. Sanctuary Wood, with its preserved trenches. Hill 60, where we learn about the war underground. Langemarck German Cemetery, where we learn how Germany commemorated their dead. Last Post Ceremony Our day ends in Ypres where we attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, held at 8pm each evening. B Day 3 The Somme The Battle of the Somme saw Britain’s blackest day, when 57,000 became casualties, and also saw the first use of tanks. We look at all these stories during our day... Peronne, an excellent museum about the Great War. La Boisselle, the largest British mine crater surviving on the battlefields. Thiepval, the impressive Memorial to the Missing. Newfoundland Park, with its original trenches. Delville Wood, the South Africans’ bloodiest battle. B Day 4 Return home. B 5-Day Itinerary Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Belgium or northern France for a four-night stay. Day 2 Ypres & Passchendaele As per Day 2 of the 4-day itinerary. B Day 3 Arras & Vimy Ridge The ‘Forgotten Front’ between Flanders and the Somme saw fierce fighting. Today we will visit... Loos Battlefield, the first major British WWI offensive. Vimy Ridge, where we examine the Canadian assault in 1917. Wellington Quarries, where we go underground to see where thousands sheltered on the eve of the battle. Arras Memorial, where we pay tribute at the Air Services Memorial to those who fought in the skies. B Day 4 The Somme As per Day 3 of the 4-day itinerary. B Day 5 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/bwf WORLD WAR I 1914-1918 Q5100) (Museum War Imperial ©Air Force memorial, Arras Tyne Cot Cemetery 12 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615


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