WWI 100 Years Anniversary Tours – 2018

Once again we are again running a number of special tours to commemorate the 100th Anniversaries of World War 1, the full list of these is available here. The tour list gives the full index of all of our battlefield, pilgrimage and war graves tours covering the First World War. Expanded details are also available in our brochure, please contact us for a copy.

Union Jack WORLD WAR 1: 100th Anniversary Battlefield Tour – Advance to Victory

7th–11th August
5 Days, 4 Nights

A special 100th year Anniversary Walking Tour covering the Battle of Le Hamel.


Day 1 – Depart for afternoon ferry to France and our hotel.

Day 2 – Starting today with the prelude and first tank action at Cachy, followed by the brilliant attack by the Australians, with the help of a unit of Americans, at Le Hamel in July 1918, straightening the line. We will advance, as the troops did on the 8th August 1918, in what was described as the 'Blackest Day in the history of the German army. We will follow through to area of the old Somme 1916 Battlefield, covering the story of the Battle of Albert.

Day 3 – Continuing along the line of advance we cover the actions in the southern sector through Ricqueval, the Americans at Bony attacking the Hindenburgh Line and in the general direction of Cambrai and Le Cateau, Sambre Canal, Le Quesnoy.

Day 4 –Sees us in the northern part, east of Arras, through Cambrai and ending the tour in Mons, where we visit the scenes of the last shots fired and hold a Service of Remembrance at St. Symphorian Cemetery.

Day 5 – Our final day will be dedicated to covering individual stories of relatives of participants on the tour, before catching the ferry back to the UK.

Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial

A rewarding and thought provoking experience. The War Research Society 'does exactly what it says on the tin'.

Ged Shields