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Beyond the Frontlines

Unveiling Untold Stories of World War I

  • 8 hr
  • €120 euros
  • Poperinge

Service Description

**Poperinge New Military Cemetery** Our tour begins in the peaceful town of Poperinge, at the Poperinge New British Cemetery. Here, you'll hear the haunting stories of the men who were "Shot at Dawn", a term used for soldiers executed for desertion or cowardice. The tales of these men, some barely more than boys, provide a sobering perspective on the human cost of war. **Death Cells and Execution site** Next, we'll visit the death cells and execution site, grim reminders of the severe discipline enforced during the war. It's a somber experience, but one that paints a vivid picture of the strict military justice system of the time. **Talbot House Everyman's Club** We move on to Talbot House, or "Everyman's Club", a haven for soldiers away from the front lines. Here, regardless of rank, men could enjoy simple comforts, camaraderie, and a brief respite from the horrors of war. The house also has a museum, offering a fascinating look at life behind the lines through original artifacts and photographs. **Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery** Our tour continues to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, the second-largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Belgium. This cemetery was a crucial site for casualty evacuation during the war. We delve into the in-depth casualty system, exploring how the wounded were transported and treated, and the many challenges faced by medical personnel. **Brandhoek Military Cemetery** Finally, we make our way to Brandhoek Military Cemetery. Here, we pay a special visit to the grave of Captain Noel Chavasse, one of only three people to receive the Victoria Cross and Bar, Britain's highest award for gallantry. Chavasse's story of bravery and self-sacrifice is a fitting end to our tour, a reminder of the extraordinary courage that emerged in the face of unimaginable hardship. Museum fee included Lunch not included Important: Please be aware that booking through the system is not a guarantee of the tour. I will contact you ASAP to confirm or discuss changes. Minimum 2 people or paying equivalent.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact me at least 24 hours before. Refund may not be possible after this.


Contact Details

+32472880714

info@kimsbattlefieldtours.com

Ypres, Belgium


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