American Battlefield Tours

1 Day - WW1 - Americans on the Western Front

Description

WW1 Battlefield Daytour - 1 day

This tour is recommended to people who don't have transportation.
We will look after you from beginning to end.

Included are:

  • Pick up from Ypres station or hotel in Ypres
  • The services of a driver guide
  • Lunch and drinks during the day
  • Entrance fees to the museums
  • Maps and booklet with pictures
  • Drop off in Ypres station or hotel in Ypres

Price : € 135,- (pp)

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Tour description

AMERICANS ON THE WESTERN FRONT

It wasn't until 1917 before the Americans were officially involved in the First World War. Nevertheless a lot of Americans joined the Canadian or British Army since 1914 to fight with the allied.

Although there isn't a lot of certainty about their numbers, we know a lot of those brave American soldiers were killed in Flanders fields and buried in Tyne Cot cemetery.

From July 1918 the American presence on European soil was up to 23 divisions or 626.000 men. By October 1918 that number increased up to 50 divisions and 864.000 men.

AMERICAN STANDARD DAY TOUR - BATTLEFIELD YPRES SALIENT

Start 9.30 AM on request at the Ypres station or at your hotel in Ypres.

Visit of the area South of Ypres, the craters who where the result of the explosion of the mines on 7th June 1917, German trenches, Messines, Hill 60, St Eloi and Voormezele, Kemmel Vierstraat and the American memorial for the 27th and 30th Divisions.

Visit Essex Farm where John McCrae wrote his famous poem: In Flanders Fields, The Ieper canal, Pilkem ridge, Langemark and the German cemetery, Vancouver Corner and s'Graventafel where the Canadians were involved during the 2nd Battle of Ypres. Zonnebeke and the museum Passendaele experience, Sanctuary Wood, Hill 62 and the Mont Sorrel.

At the end of this very informative day we visit Passchendaele and Tyne Cot cemetery, where thousands found final rest in Flanders Fields. we visit the graves of a few Americans.

In between visit of the cemetery of your own choice if situated in the Ypres Salient.