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"Private Somme Battlefields
"Gear up for your full-day trip to northern France's World War I sites with morning pickup from your Brussels hotel. Enjoy the comfort and style of your luxury minivan as you listen to your guide explain the history of the war. Travel 2 hours south across where the Battle of the Somme took place along the Somme River in 1916. This area saw fierce fighting between the German army and the English and French forces with a death toll of more than one million.First visit the Australian Corps Memorial Park at Le Hamel and the Villers–Bretonneux Australian National Memorial where many Australian soldiers lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. See former trenches look out across 'no man's land' and pause for a moment of reflection among the headstones. Sites like these are important symbols in the annual Anzac Day commemorations when Australians and New Zealanders across the globe pay tribute to their fallen men and women during WWI.Traveling across Picardy's broad green landscapes — once a bloody battleground — arrive at the Lochnagar Crater
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The Battle of the Somme Guided Day Tour from Arras
"Fully guided Battlefield Day tour in a comfortable 8 seater minibus. You will meet your guide at Arras Station at 9am this small group tour includes a light lunch and museum entry fees. You will receive an in depth explanation of the Battles a map showing the area and a Battlefield guide for the area as well as stories of individual soldiers bringing the Battlefield to life. Visiting the must see sights of the Somme Battlefields including preserved trenches at Beaumont Hamel where we take a close look at trench warfare. Then a look at the 36th Ulster Division and their attack on the Schwaben Redout and the moving monument erected in their Thiepval the largest Memorial to the British Army in the World
From EUR150.00
 
Full Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Arras
"You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Arras and will head towards the Somme battlefields.Visit the subways dug by the British Engineers and used by the Canadian troops to go towards the German lines minutes before the Battle o seeing the scars left by the war in the landscape including mine-craters and shell-craters. You will also visit Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N°2 Cemetery and Courcelette Canadian Memorial.Enjoy a light lunch of a sandwich omelet or a soup and a drink (included in the tour). After lunch visit Thiepval Memorial to the Missing the largest memorial bearing the names of more than 72000 soldiers who have no known grave. Behind it lays the Anglo French cemetery of 600 graves.The day will end with the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park
From EUR300.00

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Musee Franco-Australien

"N'oublions jamais l'Australie" (Never forget Australia). This museum is housed in the Victoria School very close to the centre of Villers-Bretonneux. It houses WW1 memorabilia of particular interest...
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Read about General Sir John Monash

No one visiting Somme battle sites should do so without an understanding of the pivotal role played by Australian General, Sir John Monash in World War One. Monash's use of coordinated combined forces...
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Take some ANZAC BISCUITS

An iconic symbol of the ANZAC Legend is the hard tack biscuit or "tile" which was baked in Australia and issued to Australian and New Zealand soldiers in overseas theatres of war during the Great War....
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Check EasyMalc's Video before your Somme visit

Please look at "Lest We Forget" video on EasyMalc's Belgium Page. It's backed by an Eric Bogle song,"The Green Fields Of France" - the finest anti war song ever written."The Green Fields Of France",...
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Read More on Getting to Villers-Bretonneux

If you are arriving at these VirtualTourist.com reviews via a search engine, please also read my Villers-Bretonneux General Intro PageClick blue text to link directly... To cut and paste - URL:...
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Photograph a Memorial Inscription

Photograph a Memorial Inscription or Headstone on behalf of a friend or for your own family.Having successfully researched the location of the inscription or grave site using the available search...
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Visit The Australian Corps Memorial Park- Le Hamel

The Route de Hamel leads east & north of Villers-Bretonneux to the most recently re-constructed memorial to Australian Diggers at a battle site which marked the turning point of WW1. On July 4th 1918,...
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Take Some Rosemary to VB

The poppy is the symbol of the Western Front. Rosemary evokes Gallipoli where it grows wild on the Peninsula. It is commonly worn as a lapel on Anzac Day. Why not wear both?!! Check out other customs...
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Visit Australian Memorial

Visit the Australian War Memorial approx 2 kms north of Villers-Bretonneux. Every year there has been a service here on the Saturday before Anzac Day April 25th.Over 2000 Australian Servicemen are...
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Visit Adelaide Cemetery

At the western edge of Villers-Bretonneux, Adelaide Cemetery has the empty grave of the Unknown Soldier now interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Australian War Memorial situated in the...
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