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Unique, Small Group Tours of D-Day Battlefields

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. 
 
Created on 6th June 2014 at 04:36pm
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Created on 26th June 2013 at 11:57am
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Back to the front: War tours guide

Australians and New Zealanders have travelled to Gallipoli for decades to commemorate the WWI battles fought there, but in recent years they have been seeking out the Western Front. Paul Daley finds that organised tours are a moving history lesson.

Created on 23rd January 2012 at 06:00pm by Paul Daley
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Following in the footsteps

All battlefields tours are special, for so many reasons. It is the connection that you can make with events that happened close to one hundred years ago that helped to shape the world we live in today.

 

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:37am by Mark Banning
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D-Day: The Canadian Story

Canadian forces had been in the UK for years; they had already lost some of their best men in the ill fated Dieppe raid of 1942, and were more than keen to play their part in what was to come...

Created on 25th May 2011 at 12:32pm by Backroads Touring
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ANZAC Day on the Battlefields in France 2011

A moving tale of personal discovery on Back-Roads Anzac Day Tour 2011 as Andie discovers the burial site of her great uncle on the Western Front.

Created on 4th July 2011 at 04:22pm by Mark Banning
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Anzac Day Dawn Ceremony

There is no doubt that this recently introduced commemorative service on the Western Front to commemorate the ANZAC soldiers is very much an event to attend, and so much easier to get to than the Gallipoli peninsula.

Created on 12th June 2014 at 01:26pm by Backroads Touring
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Life as a Back-Roads Battlefield guide

Working as guide for Backroads Touring has given me many privileges, but the greatest treat is to accompany a relative to the grave of a fallen soldier, one of the many from around the world that lie at peace in the immaculately maintained Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in Belgium and Northern France.

Created on 14th September 2011 at 10:38am by Mark Banning
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Remembrance Day

ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER AT 11 O'CLOCK THE COUNTRY STOPS SILENT...

Created on 29th July 2011 at 02:53pm by Sara Dryden
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Ypres Battlefield Tour - 'Back Roads Moment'

RECENTLY I WAS ASKED TO ACT AS RELIEF DRIVER FOR ONE DAY AROUND YPRES FOR ONE OF OUR BATTLEFIELD GUIDES, MARK BANNING...

Created on 29th July 2011 at 02:56pm by David Brookman
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