Pozieres British Cemetery

The Somme - 1916

Tour Over Three Days (One full day and two half days) -

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The  

Battle  

of  

The  

Somme  

was  

designed  

to  

act  

as  

a  

diversion  

in  

order  

to  

ease  

the  

pressure  

on  

the

French  

army  

in  

the  

Verdun  

area.

After  

a  

week-long  

artillery  

bombardment,  

it  

opened  

on  

the  

morning  

of  

1

July  

1916  

with  

the  

detonation  

of  

a  

series  

of  

underground  

mines  

along  

a  

front  

that  

was  

less  

than  

15  

miles

long.  

These  

explosions  

signalled  

the  

start  

of  

months  

of  

bloody  

and  

muddy  

attrition  

across  

a  

relatively

small area of Picardie in Northern France

The   

Battle   

of   

the   

Somme   

was   

one   

of   

the   

defining   

events   

of   

the   

First   

World   

War   

and   

is   

often

remembered  

for  

the  

huge  

losses  

on  

the  

first  

day  

but  

the  

Somme  

offensive  

continued  

over  

the  

following

months - a total of 141 days - and men from every part of Britain and across the Empire took part.

When  

it  

was  

halted  

in  

November,  

more  

than  

1,000,000  

Commonwealth,  

French  

and  

German  

soldiers

had been wounded, captured, or killed.

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O ur   tour   starts   from   the   historical   town   of   Albert,   a   place   in   which   soldiers   of   1916 were billeted just behind the British lines.  Most   visitors   travel   around   the   battlefields   by   car   or   bus;   however,   on   our   tours   we rarely see other vehicles on the lanes we use to traverse the area. Over   three   days   we   will   give   you   an   insight   from   a   different   perspective   of   this famous   battlefield,   travelling   in   a   small   convoy   of   5-6   vehicles,   on   tracks   once   trod   by infantry. You’ll   receive   CB   commentary   as   we   drive   along   our   route   so   you   can   really   get   a sense of where troops came from and what their objectives were. To   book,   click   on   the   link   for   your   chosen   date.   We   only   require   a   £100   deposit   per vehicle   or   full   payment   if   the   tour   is   less   than   six   weeks   away.   Six   weeks   before   the tour   we   will   send   you   a   balance   request   and   invoice.   Once   the   balance   is   paid   we   will send   you   an   information   pack   including   meeting   places,   times,   booking   references etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@battlefieldsby4x4.com
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