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The Last 100 Days of the First World War began on 8th August 1918 when

British and Commonwealth troops broke the German lines on the Somme in

Germany’s ‘Black Day of the War’. On this new tour we follow the final advance

from the Somme to Mons where the last shots were fired.

Day 1

Local departure by coach,

then to Assevillers, near Peronne

for a four-night stay.

Day 2

Villers-Bretonneux;

Le Hamel

We start the tour on the

battlefields around Villers-

Bretonneux, where the German

advance was stopped in April 1918

and where the break-out began in

August. We visit the Villers-

Bretonneux Military Cemetery and

new Monash Centre (which opens

in spring 2018), as well as the

Australian Corps Memorial Park at

Le Hamel with its memorial and

trenches. In the afternoon, we

follow the August 1918 advance,

seeing the moving War Horse

Memorial at Chipilly and the grave

of a Canadian First Nation sniper,

Ducky Norwest.

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Day 3

Monchy le Preux;

Cambrai; St. Quentin

Today,

we begin near Arras and follow the

Canadian advance in August-

September 1918 as they attacked

the Drocourt-Queant Switch Line.

We visit the ground at Monchy le

Preux, see the Crow’s Nest

Memorial and the DQ Line Canadian

Memorial. At Bourlon Wood, we see

where the Canadians captured the

wood in September 1918, and after

lunch in Cambrai, we look at the

fighting along the St. Quentin Canal,

seeing the Somme American

Cemetery at Bony and the bridge

at Ricqueval where the men of the

North Midland Division broke the

German defences and took the last

bridge over the canal.

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Day 4

Ors; Mons

At Ors we look at the final large-

scale battle of WW1 on the Western

Front along the Sambre Canal,

where on 4th November 1918,

more than 150,000 troops went into

battle. At Ors we see where war

poet Wilfred Owen was killed, and

visit his memorial and grave in Ors

Communal Cemetery. We then

travel to Mons for lunch, and in the

afternoon, see the Mons War

Museum and St. Symphorien

Cemetery, where the first and last

soldiers are buried. We also see

where George Lawrence Price was

Tour Includes

3

4 nights hotel with

continental breakfast

3

Specialist Battlefield Guide

3

Battlefield visits as described

3

FREE local joining points

(see page 55 for your nearest)

Key Visits

3

Villers-Bretonneux

3

Le Hamel

3

Bourlon Wood

3

Cambrai

3

St. Symphorien Cemetery

3

Mons

3

Ors

Your Hotel

You will stay for four nights at

the 3-star Ibis Styles Peronne

Assevillers Hotel. The hotel has a

restaurant and bar, and is

situated approximately six miles

from the centre of Peronne.

Entrance to museums and

places of interest are at extra cost.

Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance

essential, call for details; single room supplement

£119.

Somme American Cemetery

George Lawrence Price Memorial, Mons

Ricqueval Bridge 1918

Call or visit

www.legerbattlefields.co.uk

for full details

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Silver Service

Tour Code:

5FSTV

May 14

2018

£499

Jul 16

2018

£499

Aug 13*

2018

£499

New

for 2018

Somme to the Armistice 2018

WW1

5 days

from

£479

pp

Price Includes Early Booking Offer

Young Adults Discount

Save 50%

(aged 8-17) on dates marked*

SAVE £20pp

SAVE £20pp

on May departure

when you book by 30 Nov 2017.

Quote ref: EBM18

killed – the last British and

Commonwealth soldier to die in

WW1 – and visit his memorial.

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Day 5

Return home.

B

Included Meals:

B

=Breakfast

For full tour details visit

www.legerbattlefields.co.uk/fst