Battle of Loos Anniversary
4 days from £389pp
In September-October 1915, the Battle of Loos was fought in the northern French village of the same name. British troops, commanded by Sir John French, carried out an attack in the coalfields around the village that was meant to be the push that would end the war. Unfortunately for them, this operation ended in a costly defeat which resulted in the dismissal of Sir John French. The battle was not only significant due to its failure, but it also because it was the first time that large numbers of men from 'Kitchener’s Army' went into battle on the Western Front. Join us on this tour which is in the Loos area for the commemoration period.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- Convenient local joining points
(Deposits from £50pp)
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Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in northern France or Belgium, where we stay for three nights.
Sep 24 - Loos Battlefields
Today, we visit the main Loos Battlefield areas including the Hohenzollern Redoubt, Vermelles and Hill 70, as well as visiting the Loos Memorial and Dud Corner Cemetery. There will also be time to make special visits to cemeteries in the area and lunchtime will be in Bethune.
Included meals: Breakfast
Sep 25 - Loos, Givenchy & Bethune
Today is the anniversary of the Battle and we continue with a look at the Battle of Loos in 1915, seeing more of the battlefield area and attend any ceremonies or have our own. Visits will include Givenchy, and we will also walk up onto the Double Crassier, a huge coal pithead which was there in WW1, for views across the battlefield.
After lunch in Bethune, with time to see the Bethune Town Cemetery, we will visit the Lens 14-18 Museum and see the French Cemetery at Notre Dame de Lorette.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included meals: Breakfast
All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.
Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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