Western Front the Somme Lochnagar Crater Memorial Western Front the Somme Lochnagar Crater Memorial

WWI 100th commemorations

Innovative Travel is reminding agents that the final 100th commemorations for WWI are taking place in France in Le Quesnoy, on the Western Front on 4 November, followed by Armistice Day in Paris on 11 November.

 

Innovative’s tour is hosted by experienced WWI tour hosts, former NZ ambassador Roy Ferguson and his French speaking wife Dawn who will join in Paris on 30 October and conclude in Brussels on 8 November. This Western Front tour will focus on key battle sites for the ANZACs both on The Somme and around Passchendaele, in addition to attending the Le Quesnoy 100th commemorations on 4 November.

 

It was the New Zealanders who were responsible for liberating Le Quesnoy, which had been occupied by the Germans from August 1914 through to its liberation on 4 November 1918, when the New Zealanders scaled a ladder set against the ancient walls of the town and took the remaining Germans as prisoners. An option is available to extend to include Armistice Day in Paris on 11 November. A shorter guided six day tour ex Lille is also available. CLICK HERE for details.

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