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ANZAC Day On The Somme
HIGHLIGHTS

• Stay 2 nights in the charming and historical city of Amiens
• Attend the “Digger” Service at Bullecourt
• 2023 Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Memorial to the Missing in Villers Bretonneux
• Visit the Sir John Monash Centre

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3 days from $607 per person, twin share
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WW1: Flanders
HIGHLIGHTS

• Stay in Ypres, a city rebuilt while respecting its past
• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Flanders battles
• 2 days with your own Private Battlefields Guide
• Hear the “Last Post” echo through the Menin Gate

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2 days from $998 per person, twin share
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WW1: Flanders – 4 Star
HIGHLIGHTS

• Stay at the Ariane Hotel Ypres, consistently voted one of the top 4-star hotels in Belgium
• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Flanders battles
• 2 days with your own Private Battlefields Guide
• Hear the “Last Post” echo through the Menin Gate

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2 days from $1,037 per person, twin share
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WW2: France – 4 Star
HIGHLIGHTS

• Stay at the Ariane Hotel Ypres, consistently voted one of the top 4-star hotels in Belgium
• 2 days with your own private Battlefields Guide
• Carefully selected memorials and museums
• Freedom of Choice options

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2 days from $1,132 per person, twin share
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2 days from $1,132 per person, twin share
HIGHLIGHTS

• Stay at the Ariane Hotel Ypres, consistently voted one of the top 4-star hotels in Belgium
• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Flanders battles
• 2 days with your own Private Battlefields Guide
• Hear the “Last Post” echo through the Menin Gate

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2 days from $1,186 per person, twin share
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WW1: The Somme
HIGHLIGHTS

• 2 nights in Arras at Mercure Arras Centre Gare – 4*
• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Somme battles
• Visits to the Underground City of Naours and the Vignacourt 14-18 Interpretation Centre
• Daily breakfasts and lunch

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3 days from $1,723 per person, twin share
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WW1: Flanders & Somme
HIGHLIGHTS

• 4 days with your own private Battlefields Guide
• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Somme & Flanders battles
• Hear the “Last Post” echo through the Menin Gate
• Freedom of Choice options – Behind the front lines

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4 days from $2,420 per person, twin share
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WW1: Verdun & Argonne
HIGHLIGHTS

• Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the battles of Verdun & the Argonne-Meuse offensive
• 4 days with your own private Battlefields Guide
• Stay in a magnificent 19th century building in the historical town of Verdun

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4 days from $3,150 per person, twin share
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Anzac memorial events traditionally focused on Anzac Cove but France began holding observances and ceremonies in 2008 in conjunction with Anzac Day. Below are some of the memorials and historic places in Somme that Australians and New Zealanders in France can visit in remembrance of their fallen countrymen.

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1. VILLERS–BRETONNEUX AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The Australian National Memorial situated on the Route Villers-Bretonneux flanked by the towns of Villers-Bretonneux and Fouilloy is the main memorial to members of the Australian military who fell on the Western Front during World War I. The location is the setting of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux which took place from the 24th to the 25th of April 1918 and which saw the world’s first battle between two tank armies. This Anzac memorial bears 10,773 names of the missing dead of the Australian Imperial Force and is marked by a huge Cross of Sacrifice. This is also
where the yearly Anzac Day Dawn Service is held. Viller-Bretonneux is also one of the first towns the Anzacs recaptured from the Germans.

2. POZIÈRES MEMORIAL AND CEMETERY
Located near the commune of Pozières, the Pozières Memorial commemorates the missing British and South African soldiers of the Fifth and Fourth Armies. It lists 14,657 names, all lost from 21 March 1918 to 7 August 1918 during the German advance called the Spring Offensive, the Allied consolidation and the Advance to Victory on 8 August. The memorial also forms the perimeter walls of a cemetery of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with majority of the graves belonging to men who perished in the Battle of the Somme and Battle of Pozières in 1916. Almost 50% of the graves belong to the unidentified dead, while majority of the identified ones are those of Australian soldiers.

3. MOUQUET FARM
Also known as the Fighting for Mouquet Farm, the Battle of Mouquet Farm started on 23 July during the Battle of Pozières and ended on 3 September 1916 with heavy casualties on the ANZAC and Canadian Corps. Because of the farm’s strategic positions on a ridge jutting north-west from the much fought-over Pozières
village, nine separate attacks were orchestrated by three Australian divisions to take the farm. A Ross Bastiaan bronze plaque stands at the farm today in memory of the fallen dead.

4. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING OF THE SOMME
The Thiepval war memorial lists the 72,246 names of British and South African servicemen who died or were reported missing during the Battles of
the Somme and who have no known grave. Rising at 45 metres and dominating the surrounding landscape for miles, the Thiepval Memorial is the world’s largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing. It was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and features a series of intersecting arches in increasing height and proportionate width. A ceremony marking the first day of the Battle of the Somme is also held every 1st of July each year. On the corners of its piers, the Thiepval memorial also bears the names of the bloody Somme battles where men of the British Army and the Dominion Forces of Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland and South Africa sacrificed their lives: Albert, Serre, Gommecourt, Bazentin Ridge, Delville Wood, Ginchy, Pozières, Guillemont, Morval, Flers-Courcelette, Le Transloy, Thiepval, and Ancre Heights.

5. NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Erected in honour of the 7,000 members of the New Zealand Division who died and played an important role in the capture of the village of Flers
and repelling German counter-attacks to keep the new military positions, the Longueval memorial is close to the hearts of New Zealanders. It bears
the inscription “In honour of the men of the New-Zealand – First Battle of the Somme 1916” and stands at the location from which the successful
attack on Flers on 15th September 1916 was launched.

6. CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL
A stone’s throw away from the New Zealand National Memorial on the road to Contalmaison, you’ll find the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, the site of 5,569 Commonwealth graves, 125 of which are New Zealand graves marked by a silver fern insignia. There’s also a memorial inside the cemetery, listing the names of 1,205 New Zealand troops whose bodies remained missing or unidentified after the 1916 Somme battles. In 2004, the remains of an unnamed soldier were exhumed and reburied at the National War Memorial in Wellington, New Zealand and became the New Zealand Unknown Solider, representing all soldiers who came “from the uttermost ends of the earth”to fightin World War I and die in service of country and people.

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FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:
Travel Agent Name:

Stel Missikos

Travel Agent Address:

8A 141 Flemington Road Mitchell ACT 2911

Email:

[email protected]

Phone Number:

02 61230567