Hundred days offense

Aleaxander B , Gabby E . The war!

come visit the most amazing battlefield

Hundred days offense.
July 11, 1914-1918.
the western front.(Now known as France and Flanders.)

Battle info. Why you should visit.

The hundred days offense was held on the western front which is now known as France and Flanders today. The hundred days offense was a series of offensives launched by seven allied and the associated allied forces towards the end of World War.1 starting the Battle of Amiens. The allied army of the hundred days offense was a mixture of British, Australian, Canadian, and French troops. Over 17,000 German troops were captured and taken prisoner during the 15 mile land gain.

One of the commanders during was Douglas Haig, along with many others.
the numbers of casualties is over 700,000 adding all of the different sides's casualties together.

Some pictures of the battle.

Tour of the hundred days offensive or the western front

Day 1 - Mons 1914.

Depart central London via the Channel Tunnel to where the first and last shots of the war were coincidently fired just outside Mons. We then follow the course of that battle including Nimy railway bridge and the skirmish at Casteau. Check-in to our hotel in Mons for one night.

Day 2 - Le Cateau 1914.

Visit the newly opened Mons museum and Obourg station. Thence to the last 'one-day' battle at Le Cateau. Continue to Lille, our base for the next three nights.

Day 3 - Ypres 1914 - 1917.

A full day spent examining the establishment of the Salient in 1914, its subsequent defence against the gas attacks of 1915 and the bloody assault at Passchendaele. We visit the recently updated 'In Flanders Fields' museum and attend the famous Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Day 4 - Neuve Chapelle 1915.

To Messines to examine the most successful Allied offensive of the war: that of June 1917. Thence to the 'blooding' of the first empire troops at Neuve Chapelle in 1915.

Day 5 - The Somme 1916.

A full day spent on the battlefield of the Somme including Serre, Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval, Pozieres, La Boiselle and Delville Wood. Check-in to our hotel in central Arras for two nights.

Day 6 - Arras and Cambrai 1917.

The battle of Arras, in particular Vimy Ridge including the Canadian Memorial, the Grange tunnels and trenches. In the afternoon we look at the tank battle of Cambrai at Louverval and Flesquieres

Day 7 - Kaiser's Offensive 1918.

We follow the German spring advance to Villers Brettonneux, Le Hamel and the tank battle at Cachy. Overnight in central Amiens.

Day 8 - Advance to Victory 1918.

As we drive back over the 'old' Somme battlefield following the final offensive of the war, we consider the recapture of Albert, the crossing of St Quentin Canal and complete our tour besides Wilfred Owen's grave at Ors. Return to London.

Field Marshall Douglas Haig

A video about Douglas Haig.

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC (19th June 1861 - 29th January 1928) was a British senior officer during the First World War. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1915 to the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the battle with one of the highest casualties in British military history, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Hundred Days Offensive, which led to the armistice in 1918. He was 66 years old when he died - a good career move for the Butcher of the Somme.

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