Pozieres British Cemetery

The Somme - 1916

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

from £429 for 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

French

army

in

the

Verdun

area.

After

a

week-long

artillery

bombardment,

it

opened

on

the

morning

of

1

July

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

months

of

bloody

and

muddy

attrition

across

a

relatively

small area of Picardie in Northern France

The

Battle

of

the

Somme

was

one

of

the

defining

events

of

the

First

World

War

and

is

often

remembered

for

the

huge

losses

on

the

first

day

but

the

Somme

offensive

continued

over

the

following

months - a total of 141 days - and men from every part of Britain and across the Empire took part.

When

it

was

halted

in

November,

more

than

1,000,000

Commonwealth,

French

and

German

soldiers

had been wounded, captured, or killed.

Somme 1916 underground tunnel museum Ovillers Military Cemetery The vistas of the Frontline and the ground fought over Thiepval Memorial to the Missing Lochnagar Crater Fricourt German Cemetery South African National Memorial & Delville Wood Cemetery Pozieres British Cemetery and Memorial Newfoundland Memorial Park The Sunken Lane, Beaumont Hamel
Tour Highlights
O ur tour starts from the historical town of Albert, a place in which soldiers of 1916 were billeted just behind the British lines. 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, travelling 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. Six 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
Saturday-Monnday
23-25
MAY
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3-5
JULY
Friday-Sunday
25-27
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