France, Belgium

Join us as we learn about the Retreat to Dunkirk, evacuation from the beaches, and construction of the Atlantic Wall bunkers and V-Weapons.

Itinerary

Day 1
Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for a three-night stay.

Day 2 Battle of France: Retreat To Dunkirk
We start the tour with a look at some of the fighting in the Battle of France in May 1940 following the story of the Durham Light Infantry and Royal Welch Fusiliers at St. Venant, seeing the memorial and nearby graves. At Cassel Hill we examine the last stand here by the Oxs & Bucks and Glosters. Following lunch we visit the site at Wormhout where a massacre of British troops took place by the SS and then go into Dunkirk to visit the excellent War Museum of Operation Dynamo, followed by a visit to the East Mole. We end the day in the dunes of Dunkirk to remember the sacrifice of French troops in May-June 1940. Breakfast

Day 3 Miracle of Dunkirk: The V-Weapons
We return to Dunkirk to see the Dunkirk War Cemetery and the Dunkirk Memorial to the Missing. At Bray Dunes we look at the story of the evacuation beaches and the ‘little ships’, forever connected to the Dunkirk story. At Eperlecques we see the massive Blockhaus, built as a launch site for V2 rockets. We then see a typical V1 Doodlebug ski-ramp site, hidden in the woods near Morbecque and constructed to fire more than 2000 V1s a day at London. In the evening join us on an optional trip to nearby Ypres for the moving Last Post Ceremony. Breakfast

Day 4
Return home. Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for three or four nights at the 3-star Hotel Oude Abdij in the historic town of Lo.

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