“From defeat to victory”
When The Great War came to an end in 1918, Australia was left to come to terms with a war where in 2 ½ years over 46,000 men died on the Western Front with over 215.000 total casualties. Militarily however by the end of the war Australians were regarded as among the best fighting troops in the BEF. On this special tour we follow in their footsteps where this fearsome reputation was forged.
- Fromelles July 1916 – we commemorate the 100th anniversary of this bloody catastrophe
- The Somme 1916 – Pozieres – where “Australian troops … fell more thickly on this ridge than on any other battlefield of the war”. Also Mouquet Farm
- Wellington Tunnels, Arras – a tribute to the work of New Zealand tunnellers
- The great 1917 battles for the ANZACs at Bullecourt, Messines and Passchendaele • Villers Bretonneux – where Australia saved the day in 1918
- The Last 100 days – Follow the ANZACS as they spearhead the Allied advance to victory through Amiens, Peronne and the St Quentin Canal.
- Join us on a journey through the battles that Canadians fought that changed the course of history, with the epic battle of Vimy Ridge forever a symbol of Canada's national identity, achievement and existence - and the pivotal point in Canada's history - delivering Canada into nationhood.
Dates: 18-24 July 2016
Costs: £1,159 per person (based on double or twin share)
Single supplement: £295
TREAT YOURSELF AND STAY IN THE FAMOUS CHATEAU CHARTREUSE - ask us for upgrade costs
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