WW1 Battlefield Tour: "The Real Birdsong": Tunnellers on the Western Front

Some of you may have had your interest piqued by the descriptions of tunnelling in Sebastian Faulks’ book ‘Birdsong’ or the recent television drama of the same name.  Maybe you have heard about the buried tunnels that are still found on the Western Front today.  Join us on this tour and see where it really happened...and why.

Underground warfare was not a First World War innovation but it was waged on both sides with a ferocity every bit as intense as the war above ground.  This tour takes you to the places where that underground war was fought and explains how it developed from 1915 to 1918.  We will tell you stories of the Tunnellers and 

their sacrifices and show you the remains of their endeavours.  This was not ‘Birdsong’ – this was real and infinitely worse.

Your guide:            Brian Shaw

Cost:                      £TBC


Dates:                   All Year Round

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This made our eyes very moist.. Amazing men. Brave beyond belief.
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