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2018  ANZAC DAY Centenary Villers-Bretonneux

2018 ANZAC DAY Centenary Multi Day & Day Tours

2018 Le Hamel Centenary Tour (July 2018)

 2018 Mont St Quentin Centenary Tour (Sept 2018)

 2018 Armistice Tour  Day Tour ex Paris: 11/11/2018

 2018 Armistice Tour (5N/6D) 'Victory & Peace'

2018 Armistice Tour (5N/6D) 'Armistice Signed'(Dlx)

 2018 Armistice Tour: 11N/12D) 'Cruise, Champagne Country & Battlefields VIP Deluxe Tour' 

 2018  Anzac Footsteps (3N/4D) Tour Series

 **Platinum**  Luxury Battlefield Tours

The Origin of the Poppy

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Australians at War

Australians & WW1

Australian Remembrance Trail

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Australians & Ypres WW1

Ypres WW1 Photo Gallery

WW1 Aussie Photo Gallery

 Australians & WW2

WW2 D-Day Photo Gallery

Post WW2: Korea, Vietnam

 AUSTRALIANS IN FRANCE & BELGIUM IN THE GREAT WAR:
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX CENTENARY TOURS 2018 (100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY)
  

         TOUR REGISTRATION: Villers-Bretonneux Centenary Tours 2018

Poppy - Spirit of Remembrance  Important News Update 2017: Security
Revised Security Arrangements France & Belgium: Pre-Registration is now MANDATORY for ALL Australian DVA
(Dept of Veteran Affairs) WW1 Centenary events  for 2017 AND 2018.

These security arrangements are ONLY for official DVA events: Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux 2018 (25 April), Le Hamel Centenary 2018 (4 July) and the 2018 Armistice Centenary ceremony (11/11) Further details

Poppy - Spirit of Remembrance  Update 01 July 2017:  URGENT! Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day 2018
Registration for Anzac Day 2018
at Villers-Bretonneux opened on Anzac Day 2017, and has been in great demand, with space heavily subscribed already. With an attendance cap of only 8000 people in total able to attend the 2018 Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Centenary service due to security constraints, this will be probably be the most "in demand" ceremony of all the Western Front centenary events.

If you wish to to attend this 'once in a lifetime' ceremony you MUST register  with the DVA to attend the ceremony. No registration - No entry!

Poppy - Spirit of Remembrance  The new Sir John Monash Interpretive Centre Villers-Bretonneux: Opening Anzac Day 2018
(* Please note we have now been informed that the official opening ceremony will take place on Anzac Day itself - and visitors WILL BE ALLOWED to visit in the afternoon, but owing to the number of people that will be present at the ceremony itself bookings will fill quickly. (All Spirit of Remembrance tour participants are now booked to take this tour.)
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2018 Centenary Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day Multi-Day Tours: 4Nights/5Days
 ( *Scroll down page for Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day - 1 Day Tours from Paris & London)

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance  'Pompeys Mob' (01 July: Limited space still available)
 Includes 1 night in Ypres area and 3 nights stay in a modern 3/4 star+ hotel: (La Maison Rouge) near Arras. Tour departs and returns to Lille, France. Starts Saturday 21 April 2018: Finishes Wednesday 25 April 2018.
Full Tour Details here:
Early registration to confirm your place is recommended as tours are now heavily booked.

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance 'Anzacs Remembered' (Deluxe)  (01 July: Limited space still available)
     
4 Night /5 Days
: "Australians on the Western Front Tour" 
 Includes 3 nights stay in a deluxe room at a beautiful 14th century French Chateau:
Chateau le Domaine de la Chartruese, Gosnay Tour departs and returns Lille, France. Starts Saturday 21 April 2018: Finishes Wednesday 25 April 2018.
Full Tour Details here:
Early registration to confirm your place is recommended as tours are now heavily booked.
 
The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance NEW! ** Exclusive Luxury small group tour ** staying in luxury accommodation in Arras: "La Corne d'Or" (*This is an ideal tour for extended family or a discerning small group of friends.)
Staying at "La Corne d'Or" in Arras. La Corne d'Or" is an elegant 18th century mansion built on the foundations and immense cellars of a previous 13th century house; it has since been renovated meticulously over the past few years and is now a stylish and very elegant  'boutique hotel' with an excellent reputation.

"La Corne d'Or" has 5 rooms for its guests; 2 bedrooms, 2 suites with sitting rooms, and a large loft, all of which have comfortable modern bathrooms en suite with either showers or bath/showers – and the Suite Nature has a large spa bath. All guest rooms have flat-screen satellite TV sets, radio/CD player, and free Wi-Fi access.

 2018 Centenary Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day - 1 Day Tours from Paris & London

Spirit of Remembrance is pleased to announce that we are again operating very special Centenary  Remembrance Day Tours to Villers-Bretonneux from London and Paris which include the  centenary Anzac Day ceremony. Tours will depart late evening on 24 April from London and early morning on 25 April from Paris and return in the very late evening of the 25th April. (*The tours also include a visit to the very chateau where Sir John Monash planned his famous battles.)
 
The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Ex Paris: Full details here:

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Ex London: Full details here:
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The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance About the Anzac Day Battle at Villers Bretonneux, April 25 1918: (link)

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance 2018 - and the centenary of the historic 2nd Battle of Villers-Bretonneux on Anzac Day, 2018, when the Australians forever changed the course of WW1 and *saved Amiens. (It was also the first tank to tank battle of WW1.) *The German High Command worked out that if they captured Amiens, (the major city of the Somme) then push quickly to the coast they would split the Allied Forces in half and win the war - or at least sue for peace on their terms. Their first major offensive had actually reached to within ten miles of Amiens, before being stopped at Villers-Bretonneux.

Brigadier General Grogan VC, who saw the attack on Villers-Bretonneux, described the successful Australian counter attack by night at short notice across unknown and difficult ground as "perhaps the greatest individual feat of the war". The Allied Supreme Commander, Marshal Foch, referred to the "altogether astonishing valiance" (valour) of the Australians.


Come with us on one of the most auspicious and historic centenary remembrance events in the history of Australia. Advance interest in the event is already intense, with thousands already making plans to attend this 'once in a lifetime' event along with dignitaries and heads of state from all over the world. Accommodation space is already most limited for attendance at this very special event. We would be delighted if you can join us for this 'once in a lifetime' event, honouring the heritage of all Australians.

                        "N'oublions jamais l'Australie" (Let us never forget Australia)

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Spirit of Remembrance: Battlefield Tours UK: Battlefield Tours Canada: Battlefield Tours New Zealand: Battlefield Tours USA: Spirit of Malaysia Battlefield Tours:
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