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Battle of the Bulge The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West. Choose from a four or five-day option into the Ardennes WWII Battlefields, the largest in Europe! The five-day tour considers the forgotten British contribution to the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to Liège for a three or fournight stay. Day 2 Siegfried Line – Kampfgruppe Peiper & La GleizeWe start our tour at the massive Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery. We then move on to an area where the ‘Battle of the Bulge’ started, seeing the front line positions close to the Siegfried Line at Hollerath. Here we see Dragon’s Teeth anti-tank defences, trenches and foxholes and memorials to both the German and American troops who were here in December 1944. We then follow the story of Kampfgruppe Peiper and look at the sad story of the Malmedy Massacre. We follow Peiper and his tanks into La Gleize where one of his mighty King Tigers still remains. B Day 3 Band of Brothers – Bastogne We get an insight into the dreadful German losses in the Ardennes at the German cemetery in Recogne before following the ‘Band of Brothers’. We see where they attacked Foy and go into the area where their foxholes have been preserved in Bois Jacques, also seeing the Easy Company Memorial nearby. In Bastogne we visit the new 101st Airborne Museum. In the afternoon we see where General Patton’s men and tanks linked up with the Airborne troops. At Mardasson we see the impressive American Memorial and Bastogne Historical Centre. B Day 4 (5-day tour only) Britain’s Battle of the Bulge – Battle of the Ardennes Museum, La Roche In December 1944 British troops were rushed to the Ardennes to help their much pressed American Allies. We start today at the Panther Tank in Houffalize. From here we see the British Memorial, an M10 Achillies tank and visit Hotton War Cemetery. We travel out to where the German advance was stopped at Celles, and visit the Battle of the Ardennes Museum in La Roche. B Day 4 (4-day tour) or Day 5 (5-day tour) Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tour/bbm 4 days from £269 5 days from £389 Includes... • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) 4-Day Break Executive Coach Tour Code: 4BBM Jul 28 2017 £269 Sep 15 2017 £269 Silver Service Tour Code: 4BBMV Apr 28 2017 £329 Oct 26 2017 £319 5-Day Break Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £69 (4 days), £79 (5 days). Your Hotel 38 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 615 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 You will stay for three or four nights at the 4-star Best Western Post Liege. The hotel has a lift and bar. Please note we may also use the 3-star Ibis Liege-Seraing. British M10 tank at La Roche Silver Service Tour Code: 5BBMV Apr 10 2017 £399 May 29 2017 £399 Jun 19 2017 £399 Jul 10 2017 £399 Aug 7 2017 £399 Sep 4 2017 £399 Oct 23 2017 £389 Recogne German Cemetery Henri Chapelle American Memorial


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