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Where each tour is well thought out to enhance the battlefield experience
TOURS FOR 2021
Battle of Britain TourAlthough fought largely in the air, there is so much that can be seen on the ground to bring this seminal British battle to life. From understanding the importance of radar and scrambling fighters at just the right time, to seeing many of the aircraft involved in the fight for our island, helping you imagine the sights and sounds of that summer of 1940.
Norman Conquest TourIt wasn’t – as that fake news channel of the time, the Bayeux Tapestry, had it – one in the eye for Harold what won it. After his victory at Hastings, William had to press on and fight to secure London, as this fascinating tour brings to life. Regarding the Norman Conquest, the next sentence is ‘But it took him another six years – longer than WW II – to finally secure the throne in 1072.
Northwest Frontier of RomeIt was so much more than just a wall; but what was it for ? Keeping out the Picts ? Controlling trade and collecting taxes ? Or showing off the military and cultural might of Rome ? These are some of the questions we explore as we visit one of the most wildly beautiful parts of our nation.
The Wars of the Roses TourThe stakes were high. These wars were not fought for land, wealth or religious ideals but the right to rule the country. As history tells us, when the prize is a kingdom, the fighting gets bloody – and the Wars of Roses were some of the bloodiest in our history, as you’ll feel as you tour the key battlefields.
Expert talk ‘How artists painted soldiers on campaign from 1700 to 1900’ by David Rowlands on Friday 30th April at 6.00pm.David’s illustrated talk shows how artists have tackled the subject of warfare over the last 300 years. This is a fascinating subject in the history of art, and illustrates the difficulties faced by artists who visited the campaigns in the past.
Guided walk on the Zeppelin bombing of Great Yarmouth during WW1 on Wednesday 19th May at 10.00.During WW1, Great Yarmouth was the first British town to experience the horror of civilian fatalities during an aerial bombardment.
‘What a great trip. Jamie thanks for organising such a brilliant itinerary and really good hotels. Can’t wait for next year’.
Thanks for another great trip. Jamie did us proud once again’.
T.H. Retired Wealth Manager
‘I would also like to add my thanks to Jamie of organising such a terrific few days’.
M.R. Oil trader
‘Thanks for a fantastically well organised trip’.
‘Fab three days-thanks so much James’.
G.B. Clerk of a Livery Company