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The 1915 battles were responsible for the popular image of soldiers going over the top at dawn, crossing large areas of open flat ground, devoid of any natural cover, only to be cut down in swathes by a well-entrenched enemy fully supported by well sited artillery and machine guns.

These are less visited areas of the Western Front although they saw tremendous fighting throughout 1915 and again in 1916. The actions of July 1916 at Fromelles were influential in the opening of the first Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery since the 1960’s on the 19th July 2010.

Our Fromelles tour covers areas such as: Cobbers Memorial, Memorial to Captain Paul Kennedy of the Rifle Brigade, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Rue Petillon Cemetery and VC Corner. Cemeteries in surrounding areas can also be included at request.

Aubers Ridge and Neuve Chappelle can be included upon request and at time of booking.

Tours are based on a minimum of two participating, to enquire please click the "Booking enquiry" link above.  Please note the Fromelles tour only operates from Tuesday through to and including Saturday (not on any given Sunday or Monday throughout the year).

"The bullets skimmed low, from knee to groin, riddling the tumbling bodies before they touched the ground. Still the line kept on…"

W. H. Downing – To the Last Ridge, 1920