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Fritz & Tommy – a View from Both Sides

5 Day Tour from £519.00

With a new itinerary for 2017, on this tour we have two guides: German military historian Rob Schaefer as well as one of our regular battlefield team. For 2017 we have a new itinerary looking at key battlefields in Flanders, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai wi

Itinerary

5-Day Tour

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a four-night stay.
  • Day 2 – We look at the experience of both sides in Flanders, with special focus on Messines and Passchendaele. At Crest Farm we look at the terrible conditions here in 1917 and at Boesinghe see the new visitors centre and preserved trench at Yorkshire Trench. After lunch at Hooge we travel down the Messines Ridge and look at the mining operations in 1917, ending the day at Menin German Cemetery. Breakfast
  • Day 3 – We travel down to the Somme battlefields examining this bloody battle from both sides. At Thiepval we visit the new 1916 Museum and examine the defence of the Schwaben Redoubt. After lunch we look at the fighting for Mametz Wood and High Wood, visiting a German Memorial at Le Sars. Breakfast
  • Day 4 – We start at Arras, looking at the fighting here in 1917. At Monchy le Preux we examine the new tactics used against Newfoundlanders, and look at the defences on the Hindenburg Line. After lunch we visit the Cambrai battlefields seeing Bourlon Wood, Canal du Nord and Flesquières Ridge looking at tank warfare Breakfast
  • Day 5 – Return home. Breakfast

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