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Commemorating the centenary of the 1914-1918 Great War, Travel Pics remembers.

World War One

28 Jun, 1914:
Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria) is assassinated in Sarajevo.

18 Oct, 1914:
The first Battle of Ypres begins.

1 Jul, 1916:
The Battle of the Somme begins.

6 Apr, 1917:
The United States enter the conflict by declaring war on Germany.

11 Nov, 1918:
Germany sign the armistice agreement to officially bring an end to the First World War.

Battle Tours

America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide

World War I Battlefields: Sites, Museums, Memorials (Bradt Travel Guides)

Centenary News:
Set up to provide independent, impartial and international coverage of the First World War Centenary.

Ypres was the scene of some of the most important battles in the first World War.

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

'Lest We Forget' comes from a poem, Recessional, written by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling also created other iconic memorial wording, including 'Known Unto God'.

Their Name Liveth Forevermore

Remembrance Sunday - Lest We Forget.

Battlefield Tours

Many travel companies offer battlefield tours in Belgium and France, but it's easy enough to do it on your own with a quality guidebook, map and brochures from the local tourist office.

Beaches of Normany Tours:
Born in Normandy, founder Severine Diaz is also Manager of the Utah Beach Museum. Discover WWII history on multi-day tours from the Normandy beaches to Bastogne and the Bavarian Alps.

Chemins de Memoire:
Find commemorative sites and historical articles on the fight for freedom, courtesy of the French Ministry of Defence.

Flanders Battlefield Tour:
Jacques Ryckebosch and Genevra Charsley organise daily tours of the Ypres Salient, the Somme and other Western Front areas.

Frontline Tours:
Offers guided tours of the Flanders Fields from Ypres.

Great War Tours:
Family-run business operating from the Somme region in the heart of the Western Front Battlefields.

In Flanders Fields Museum:
Located in the renovated Cloth Halls of Ypres, the museum presents the story of the First World War in the West Flanders front region.

Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours:
Provides custom pilgrimage or battlefield touring in Flanders for up to four persons per private group.

Over the Top Tours:
Local company in Ieper (Ypres) offering guided tour to the local battlefields and sites along with tours to the Somme and Vimy Ridge.

Spirit of Remembrance Tours:
Fully licensed upmarket battlefield and remembrance tour operator and travel agent based in the UK, providing both specialist 'tailor made' and 'set departure' battlefield travel and tour itineraries.

World War One Timeline.

1914-1918 Great War Centenary

American Battle Monuments Commission.
Armistice Signing in Compiegne.
Artstetten Castle in June.
British Cemetery at Messines Ridge.
Fort de Douaumont, Verdun.
German Bunker at Tyne Cot Cemetery.
Hill 60 Cratered Landscape.
Montsec American Monument.
Pozieres British Cemetery.
Saint-Mihiel American Cemetery.
Their Name Liveth For Evermore.
World War One Trenches.

Remembrance Sunday - Lest We Forget.

Discover 14-18:
From the high seas to the Somme, explore the war and its legacy.

Western Front Association:
Established in 1980 to remember all those who served their countries during The Great War.

Major and Mrs Holt's Guide to the Normandy Landing Beaches and Battlefields

Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium

Stand Where They Fought

Guild of Battlefield Guides:
Formed to analyse, develop and raise the understanding and practice of battlefield guiding.

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