Battlefields of Europe Tour 2015
August 17 to 28, 2015
The 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Army in Flanders
The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Canadian Army in Flanders, Belgium. We will be examining the first actions that the Canadians fought in during April and May of 1915 and discovering what their role was along the Western Front for the rest of the war.
This tour will focus on some of the main campaign areas of the Canadian, British and American Armies that fought in Belgium and France during the First and Second World Wars. We will be visiting museums, memorials and military cemeteries as well as the actual sites where these battles took place. There will also be opportunities to inspect bunkers and trench systems as well as meet some interesting people along the way. All participants will be provided with a detailed dossier of the areas that we will be visiting one month prior to the departure date. At each stop we will receive a full explanation regarding the significance of each site. Visiting the actual battlefields will allow everyone to gain a greater appreciation of each campaign.
The sites selected for the tour will allow participants to develop a greater understanding of the tactics, strategies and weapons used during both wars. This experience is also intended to give all participants a greater appreciation for the sacrifices made by all soldiers who served in Western Europe during the First and Second World Wars.
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