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BATTLEFIELDS 2017

WelCome & Contents only possible on such a tour. Since our first Battlefield Tours in 1997 – some 20 years ago – we have established an unrivalled reputation for expert and enthusiastic guides. Our aim is to ‘bring history alive’: for our team, guiding is Paul Reed, Head Battlefield Guide I have had a life-long interest in military history, my father being a WWII veteran and both my grandfathers serving in WW1. I read history at University and went on to do a Masters. I began working as a Battlefield Guide in 1987 and joined Leger for their first ever battlefield tour in April 1997. When not working for Leger, I work as a Military Historian in television; in the past few years I have worked on numerous documentaries for BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 relating to WW1 and WWII including Dig WW2 with Dan Snow and WWI Tunnels of Death. Hill 112 Memorial, Normandy Contents... not just a job, but a passion, so join us in this special year to remember, understand and never forget. the Great War 1914-18 Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary 7 Passchendaele Commemorations 2017 8 Passchendaele Anniversary 2017 8 NEW They Called it Paschendaele 9 NEW Messines Centenary Tour 2017 10 Battle of Cambrai Centenary Tour 11 All Quiet on the Western Front 12 & 13 Remembering the Somme 14 Flanders Fields - Britain’s Bastion on the Western Front 15 NEW ITINERARY Walking The Ypres Sailient 16 Walking the Somme 17 NEW Beer and Battlefields 18 Tunnellers on the Western Front – The Underground War 19 The Old Contemptibles at War 20 Crimson Coast 21 NEW Offensives of 1917 – Arras & Cambrai 22 Verdun: The Mincing Machine 23 Armistice 2017 – Passchendaele Special 24 NEW ITINERARY Gallipoli Battlefields By Air 25 The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo 26 Fritz and Tommy – a view from both sides 53 second World War 1939-45 Operation Jubilee - 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour 27 D-Day Landings in Normandy 28 Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy 29 Panzers in Normandy 30 NEW D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy 31 Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings 32 Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland 33 Operation Market Garden 34 Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy 35 The Maginot Line 36 NEW ITINERARY Dunkirk & Fortress Europe 37 The Battle of the Bulge 38 NEW Peenemunde, The Baltic Coast & Berlin 39 Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape 40 NEW ITINERARY France Under the Jackboot - SOE, SAS & the French Resistance 41 The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino 42 The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich 43 The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oscar Schindler 44 NEW Understanding The Holocaust - Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory By Air 45 Discover the History of the Boer & Zulu Wars of South Africa 46 American Civil War 47 Waterloo Re-Enactment Weekend 48 NEW ITINERARY Walking the Waterloo Battlefields 48 At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War 49 Welcome to Holts tours The Battle of Hastings 50 Alfred the Great 50 Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485 51 The Triumph of the Longbow - Battles of Crécy & Agincourt 51 special Interest tours Jersey - Occupation & Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display 52 Fritz and Tommy – a view from both sides 53 Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Stirling & the Trossachs 53 Local Joining Points 55 Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for our full range of tours 3


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