Update 21 February 2014: the tour is now full and we will be taking a list of names for the reserve list only from now onwards
NB Tour limited to 30 spaces
This year's tour will head south of St Quentin and cover the sector of the Chemin des Dames, Vauquois and the American sector. Andy Robertshaw will again be joining Clive alongside a number of guest archaeologists in promises to be another unforgettable tour. Working with local historians we have split the tour onto the following three days.
Friday 22 August 2014 – Onward travel to Laon to study the British sites in 1914 including a cave hiding graffiti and a missing village on the Chemin de Dames battlefields – Overnight in a Laon hotel.
Saturday 23 August 2014 – We spend the morning on the Chemin de dames before a pm transfer to Vienne le Chateau and visit the incredible site at Vauquois where we have arranged a substantial below ground tour of the site not usually accessible to the public when they visit, this will be around 3 hours with the onsite archaeologist and historian Denis Hebrad – Overnight in the splendid Le Tulipier Hotel
Sunday 24 August 2014 – Today we study the US Sector today have two walks in the American sector to try to discover the true story behind Alvin York and later the Lost Battalion, both will use the ground, archaeological evidence and mapping to reveal the century old secrets of two of the most talked about incidents of the Great War, lunch will be held in a local museum café with an opportunity to visit the nearby ruined village of Montfaucon & impressive memorial.
Monday 25 August 2014 – Back to Calais via a visit to Confrecourt Farm, a final incredible site held by the French throughout the war and today offers an untouched glimpse of the past via an above ground and below surface tour of the site.
As with previous years any noteworthy archaeological projects and discoveries between now and departure will be incorporated into the tour, previous tours have been exceptionally well received and we anticipate a high number of repeat bookings so spaces will be limited and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Rest assured any noteworthy archaeological projects and discoveries between now and departure will be incorporated into the tour, this tour last year was exceptionally well received and we anticipate a high number of repeat bookings so spaces will be limited and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Please use the documents downloadable below to make your booking.
Bookings should be sent direct to
Battle Honours Limited
Business & Technology Centre – F31
Herts SG1 2DX
Cheque payments should be made to "Battle Honours Ltd" and a £100.00 deposit secures your place.