Hundred days offensive Tour


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The end was finally in sight, for those who had soldiered their way through The Great War. The Allies, led by the British Expeditionary Force, made the final push, in a series of battles along the Western Front. Each one a victory, leaving the Germans punch drunk, while also facing a revolution back in the Fatherland.

Over this period, the BEF captured 188,700 prisoners and 2,840 guns – just 7,800 prisoners and 935 guns less than those taken by the French, Belgian and American armies combined.
It was a very British victory, but this tour will also help you understand why: by late 1918 the British Army was the most proficient combined-arms battlefield force in the world, bigger and better than it has ever been, before or since.

The date is 14th to 18th June 2023

The cost – includes breakfast, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, but not food and drinks. – is £1,350 per person. Please note that this is the cost of a single occupancy in a single room as we wish to be open with the all-inclusive costs. A discount of 10% is available for bookings with two people sharing a room.

You are accompanied by a tour leader to ensure that your tour runs smoothly.

This is a coach tour and your guide is eminent military historian, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley.

Your Guide

Lt-General Jonathon Riley.

A former Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers, General Officer Commanding British Forces in both Sierra Leone and Iraq and Deputy Commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Riley, is a military historian with 27 published books and visiting professor at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies.


Day 1

Meet at the London & Middlesex Club at Bisley Ranges
Talk 1 – the Kaiser’s Battle, an introduction.
Go onto the ranges to shoot Lee Enfield rifles as used in WW1
Coach to France via Channel tunnel. On the coach: Talk 2 – the development of German attack doctrine
Book into Hotel
Dinner at the hotel

Day 2

Visit the sites of Operation Michael
Stand 1 – opening the attack: Manchester Hill; the actions of 16th Manchesters on 21 March and the myth of fighting to the last man.
Stand 2 – the counter-attack at Pargny: actions of the 1st Worcesters on 23 March.
Picnic lunch
Stand 3 – the 36th (Ulster) Division at Erches, 25/26 March
Stand 4 – the German war cemetery at Andrechy
Stand 5 – the assault falters. The first tank-on tank battle at Villers-Bretonneaux, 24 April.
Book into Hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 3

Visit the site of the Battle of Amiens.
Stand 1 – the Australian Corps on 8 August, at the Australian memorial
Stand 2 – III British Corps at Chipilly
Picnic lunch
Stand 3 – The Canadian Corps on 8 August, at Hangard Wood
Stand 4 – The Cavalry Corps and exploitation, near Le Quesnel
Stand 5 – Summary at the Canadian memorial
Return to hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 4

Visit the sites of the Breaking the Hindenburg Line
Stand 1 – the Australian assault on Mont St Quentin, 31 August – 1 September
Stand 2 – the Australian memorial
Stand 3 – Start Line of the 46th (North Midland) Division attack on 29 September
Stand 4/5 – the German forward positions, the Riqueval Bridge and the canal crossing
Stand 6 – The Hindenburg main trench line, 46th Division memorial.
Late Lunch
Return home