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The Somme 2 - 1918

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

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Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
MAY
26-28
2018 DATES

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The  

Hundred  

Days  

Offensive  

was  

the  

final  

period  

of  

the  

First  

World  

War,  

during  

which  

the  

Allies

launched  

a  

series  

of  

offensives.  

The  

Second  

Battle  

of  

the  

Somme,  

1918,  

was  

fought  

over  

the  

same

ground  

that  

had  

seen  

such  

fierce  

fighting  

just  

two  

years  

before.  

During  

the  

last  

weeks  

of  

that  

summer,

through  

the  

fields  

of  

Picardy,  

the  

British  

Third  

and  

Fourth  

Armies  

made  

considerable  

advances  

pushing

the  

Germans  

back  

-  

from  

Albert  

and  

Bapaume  

in  

the  

north,  

and  

through  

the  

open  

valleys  

of  

the  

River

Somme and Peronne further south. The German Second Army was pushed back on a 50-mile front.

While  

the

Americans  

were  

supporting  

the  

British  

in  

an  

advance  

on

Arras,  

the  

British

Army  

and

American

Second   

Corps   

captured  

Albert.   

Bapaume   

fell   

to   

the   

New   

Zealanders   

at   

the   

end   

of  

August,   

the

Australians  

crossed  

the  

River  

Somme  

and  

then  

advanced  

towards  

Peronne  

breaking  

the  

German  

line  

at

Mont St Quentin and forcing them into full retreat.

Le P’tit Train at Froissy Rancourt Dernancourt Le Hamel Villers-Bretonneux Bray-sur-Somme Peronne Museum of the Great War Ligny-Thilloy Butte de Warlencourt
Tour Highlights
Our   tour   starts   from   the   historical   town   of   Peronne,   an   area   in   which   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, traveling 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.   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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@battlefieldsby4x4.com
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