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Battle of The Somme

Battle of The Somme
No. of Days
4 days / 3 nights
Travel
Coach & Ferry
Hotel Location
Albert
Accommodation
School Hotel
Meal Basis
Half-Board
Age Group
11 to 18yrs
Prices From
£249.00
Mix of Subjects
History / Languages


In Flanders Fields

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fl y Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields."

by John McCrae, May 1915

Recommended Battlefield Visits in the Somme Area

• Thiepval Memorial (educational centre)
• Beaumont-Hamel (trenches & educational centre)
• Delville Wood & The South African Museum
• Ulster Tower
• Lochnagar Crater (100m wide x 30m deep)
• Great War Museum Peronne (excellent visit)
• Albert Cemetery
• Longueval

Leisure Visits

• Boulogne (Nausicaä sealife centre)
• Arras (underground passages)
• Amiens (Cathedral, boat cruise)
• Somme Bay Railway (steam train ride)
• Local Markets
• Underground town in Naours
• Bowling

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