The Somme Battlefield - 95th anniversary - school tour

The Somme Battlefield - 95th anniversary - school tour

2011 – 95th Anniversary of the The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 in the Somme department of France, on both banks of the river of the same name. The battle consisted of an offensive by the British and French armies against the German Army, which since invading France in August 1914 had occupied large areas of that country. The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War: by the time fighting had petered out in late autumn 1916 more than 1.5 million casualties had been suffered by the forces involved, making it one of thebloodiest Military operations ever

BRIEF TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1

Coach travel and short sea crossing to Northern France. Evening meal & overnight

Day 2

Full day on the Somme battlefield visiting various graves and battlefield sites and places of interest. Overnight & evening meal

Day 3

Full day on the Somme battlefield visiting various graves and battlefield sites and places of interest. Overnight & evening meal

Day 4

Visit the Ypres Salient & Menin Gate taking in the last post or Disneyland Paris with over night and evening meal (or return to the UK)

Day 5

Return to the UK