Pozieres British Cemetery

The Somme - 1916

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

from £429 for two people

Cost Includes your Vehicle, Driver and One Passenger

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The   Battle   of   The   Somme   was   designed   to   act   as   a   diversion   in   order   to ease   the   pressure   on   the   beleaguered   French   army   further   east.   It   opened on    the    morning    on    July    1st    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   five   months   of   bloody   and   muddy   attrition across a relatively small area of Picardie in northern France. Battlefieldsby4x4    offer   a   guided   tour   starting   from   the   historical   town   of Albert,   and   over   three   days   aims   to   show   you   the   seldom   seen   views   of   this famous battlefield. We   will   visit   the   Lochnagar   Crater,   caused   by   the   detonation   of   28   tons   of high   explosive,   all   that   the   remains   of   one   of   the   mines   that   exploded   at 7.28am on that fateful day. We   travel   on   tracks   once   trod   by   infantry   as   they   advanced   to   their   jumping off   points   in   the   attack   that   saw   the   Tank   go   into   action   for   the   very   first time.   German   bunkers   can   be   entered   on   the   outskirts   of   villages   that   were occupied,   fought   over   and   liberated   but   in   the   process   were   completely destroyed. There   are   many   poignant   reminders   of   the   loss   of   life,   such   as   the   Thiepval Memorial   to   the   Missing   which   contains   the   names   of   more   than   72,000 British   and   South   African   soldiers   who   have   no   known   grave.   While   you visit   these   emotional   sites   there   will   be   visitors   who   have   arrived   on   buses and   other   tours;   however   we   will   rarely   come   across   other   vehicles   on   the lanes that we use to cross the Battlefield. We   start   the   tour   with   a   visit   to   the   tunnels   beneath   the   Basilica   of   the   town that   were   used   as   a   refuge   by   the   civilians   who   remained   throughout   the fighting, but now house a museum. This   tour   is   based   in   the   town   of   Albert,   a   place   in   which   the   soldiers   of 1916   were   billeted   just   behind   the   lines.   We   use   the   spacious   and   well appointed   campsite   with   electric   hook   up   available   for   all   pitches   or   a centrally   located   hotel.   Close   at   hand   are   bars,   restaurants,   petrol   stations, and supermarkets for all of your needs. On   the   first   evening   there   is   the   option   of   a   group   meal,   where   you   can relax   after   your   journey   and   get   to   know   each   other   over   four   delicious, typically French courses in a local restaurant. During   the   last   day   of   the   Tour   we   will   travel   over   land   that   saw   intense, and   for   some,   very   brief   fighting   as   we   head   towards   the   final   stop,   close   to Albert. 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   eight   weeks   away. Eight    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
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Costs below are for your vehicle,

driver and one passenger.

Just £100 deposit required at booking

to secure your place

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