Beyond the Battlefield Tours – Kaiserschlact & 100 Day Offensive Tour – 2018
November 16 - November 18
The Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry Association will be hosting a Battlefield Tour covering the conduct of the 15th (Yeomanry) Battalion Suffolk Regiment and 12th (Yeomanry) Battalion Norfolk Regiment during the Kaiserschlacht & 100 Day Allied Offensive – retracing the final moments of the Great War.
The Tour will begin in the historic city of Mons, visiting the sites of the very first actions of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and the concluding moments on November 11th 1918.
The Association will then visit the Battle Sites of the Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry Infantry Battalions who took part in the drive to defeat the Imperial German Army in 1918. For the Suffolk Yeomanry we will concentrate on their actions and engagement with the American and Australian Divisions in the breaching of the Hindenburg Line, then visit the area of the Norfolk Yeomanry’s actions at the Outtersteene Ridge in the Advance to Flanders.
The formidable Hindenburg Line will offer up its impregnable secrets as we visit the still prominent remains near Neauve Chapelle.
This Tour would not be complete without the regaling of the stories of the American 27th & 30th Divisions, who were attached to the BEF by visiting the impressive American Memorial and Cemeteries in the area.
This excursion covers sites rarely visited or discussed by historians and Battlefield Tour Companies, the incredible and momentous war winning efforts of the BEF during 1918 are generally misunderstood and under stated. Units of both the Suffolk & Norfolk County Regiments played a significant part in the defeat of the German and Axis Empire during this period.
Cost £329 per person sharing a double/twin room – single room supplement will apply.
Pick up points at Norwich & Bury St Edmunds
To take advantage of this unique and exclusive Battlefield Tour, contact Brian or Trevor for details & itinerary via the Association Secretary or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.