With time passing the significance of some of the most important battlefields in Europe only increases, as we remember the astonishing acts of gallantry to enable us to live in freedom.
Our tours will include visits to Flanders where we will visit the Fields Museum, there is also the opportunity to spend free time in Ypres where you can admire the beautiful architecture that was rebuilt after the war, as closely as possible to the originals. We also visit the Yorkshire Trench a fantastic opportunity to see what the trenches were like and give a small idea of the hardship that the men had to face daily.
With Caledonian Travel we also include is a visit to the Essex farm cemetery which was of import significance as not only was it used for burying soldiers it was also the location of an advances dressing station which was where the author, John McCrae, of the poem ‘In Flanders fields’ was based and where he wrote the prose, when a close friend was killed in battle.
There are concrete structures here that allow you to view how rudimentary the facilities with which the staff had to work to try and save the injured soldiers’ lives. This trip is an opportunity to view just a little of what remains of the site on which so much of the battle took place, and you will leave feeling a new level of appreciation for the brave men and woman who served during those difficult times.