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Somme Trip

Britsoc Somme Trip

British Society President John Cameron-Webb MBE will be running a World War One tour to the Somme battlefields over the weekend of 1st to 2nd June 2024. The tour will look at the series of British offensives commonly referred to as The Battle of the Somme, or “The Big Push” which cost around 245,000 British and Empire casualties between 1st July and 18th November 1916. We will visit a variety of places of interest such as monuments, trenches, craters and cemeteries where John will give detailed information about the battles, the reasons why and how the offensive was conducted and it’s legacy.

Travelling the four-hour journey in private cars, the tour starts in the market town of Albert at 11. a.m. on Saturday 15th June and ends about 3 p.m. on the Sunday thus allowing an early arrival home on Sunday evening. Costs can be kept to a minimum, they will include overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and Saturday evening dinner together; travelling costs and incidentals. The tour is also suitable for those of restricted mobility and most age groups.

If you are interested to take part, please email John Cameron-Webb direct before 13th May at Please note: These trips are popular and will have to be capped at about 25 participants, so please respond as soon as possible if you would like to take part.



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