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Canadian 1 Day Somme Tour

A full day visiting the sites associated with Canadian courage and sacrifice on the Somme in 1916.

Essential sites to include the village of Courcelette, where the Canadians had 24,000 casualties in the desperate attacks of August and September 1916. We will visit and pay respects at the main Canadian memorial and discuss actions across the battleground to Regina cemetery and ADANAC cemetery which will include the Canadian VC winner. We will discover the actions of the Canadians on Pozieres ridge and the first use of the Tank.

Also spend time exploring the British sites associated with the Battle of the Somme, including the massive 30-metre-deep Lochnagar Mine Crater the Thiepval Memorial (where the names of 72,000 missing men are recorded) and the preserved trenches at the Newfoundland Memorial Park now managed by the Canadian government.

A profile of Canadian RFC pilots and VC winners, action in the air over the Somme.

We can also visit the famous site of Vimy and exceptional memorial including the preserved trenches and mine craters. We will then enjoy a pre booked tunnel tour. When we depart this area we will visit Cabaret Rouge and see where the Canadian Unknown Soldier was taken back to his home land and laid to rest in Ottawa. We will also have a remembrance for the 1,603 unknown Canadian soldier graves buried across Vimy ridge.

SITES TO BE VISITED
Courcelette
Canadian memorial on the Somme
ADANAC and REGINA cemeteries
Pozieres Ridge
Newfoundland Park
Thiepval memorial to the missing
Lochnagar Crater
VIMY Ridge
Preserved Trenches and Mine Craters
Tunnel Tour
The grave of Josef Standing Buffalo (Sitting Bulls Grandson) who was killed with the 1st Canadian division attack in 1918.