The 100th anniversary commemorations of the end of the Great War are fast approaching. At this time, 100 years ago, Europe had been embroiled in a major war for four years. The war that many had believed would be over by Christmas 1914 had developed into a conflagration few could have anticipated. Join Apollo to commemorate the formation and tragic experience of the ‘Pals Battalions’ in Britain. The centenary of the year the Australians entered the war, in Gallipoli in 1915, has been and gone, as has the anniversaries of some of the most terrible battles of WW1 (notably the horrors of the Battles of the Somme in 1916, and Passchendaele in 1917) in which the Canadians and Australians, together of course with the British, featured prominently. We now are focused on the closing stages of the war and in particular the famous events of the 100 Days Offensive of 1918!
A battlefield travel guide company with a difference! For all history lovers – from individuals tracing family connections to World War One, to academic researchers and school groups looking to supercharge their history education on topics including WW1, WW2 and/or the Vietnam War. Have you been thinking about researching your personal links with this historic time and place? Want to follow in the footsteps of a relative, or bring your study of this momentous time to life by walking along the very trenches of the famous battlefields of France and Belgium? Or is exploring the tunnels, battlegrounds and of Vietnam during the Vietnam War of interest?
Apollo Battlefield Guide can tailor battlefield tours just for you!
Apollo Battlefield Guide offers numerous options to suit your travel needs and budget. We don't run programmed tours but focus solely on tailored tours. What makes Apollo different is our commitment to designing your tour to achieve exactly what you want.
We have agents in the
United Kingdom and Australia.
Please feel free to get in touch by email to start planning your Western Front or United Kingdom guided tour experience! Mike will get back to you quickly with more details. Alternatively, you can call Mike Kelly in the UK directly on
+44 (0) 774 8868980.
Bring your university or college history curriculum to life with Apollo. What better history classroom could there be than out "in the field"? We can help you design a battlefield tour that not only takes in all of the historic sites and events along the Western Front, but also develops the student 'as historian'. We can work with lecturers/teachers to develop an inclusive, student-centred program. Apollo specialises in tours to suit undergraduate, postgraduate and pre-service teachers. In addition, we can design high school tours to suit Australian Curriculum requirements.
Please contact [email protected] for more details - and make the Western Front your classroom!
The Sir John Monash Centre tells Australia’s story of the Western Front in the words of those who served. Set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in northern France, and adjacent to the Australian National Memorial, the Sir John Monash Centre adds to and highlights the lasting international legacy of Australia’s Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018.
It was the Argonne Forest that one of the most remarkable incidents in the entire First World War took place. In October 1918, Corporal Alvin Cullum York single-handedly captured 132 Germans and killed twenty-one in a desperate firefight. Complete with detailed plans and diagrams, and a rich variety of photographs of locations and artefacts, Michael Kelly presents not only a fascinating account of York’s determined courage, but also a detective story as the team unravels the evidence to reveal the exact site of the most famous US military action of the First World War.
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