Order of Battle

 

Estimated costs are:

 

 

 

petrol

Ferry

Campsite

Entrance Fees

Total:

25

-

23 (inc elec)

45 (6 museums)

93 per person

 

 

Plus food

Plus drink

Plus carpark fees

 

 

(TBC - all suggestions welcome)

 

 

Day 1 (Friday)

Set off @02:00, Ferry @08:00, Calais@11:00, campsite@13:00

Blockhaus Museum (V2 Rocket base 1 mile from campsite) (9 each)

 

Day 2 (Saturday)

 

In Flanders Fields Museum in the Cloth Hall, Ypres.

AM: 1 hour drive to Ypres to visit the WWI In Flanders Fields Museum(8 each)

Watch the Trench Detectives at Ypres

 

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- Lunch in Ypres -

 

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, located in the Zonnebeke Chateau

PM: 15 minute drive to Paschendale Memorial Museum (8 each)

Listen to the IWM Podcast #31 re: Passchendale 1914.jpg

Watch the trench detectives at Passchendale youtube.gif

 

 

Trench remains in Sanctuary Wood near Ypres on the Ypres Salient battlefields.

15 minute drive to the Sanctuary Woods Museum (8 each)

 

45 minute drive back to camp

 

Day3 (Sunday)

Fast forward 30 years...

 

 

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1 Hour drive to Batterie Todt Museum one of the largest cross channel artillery batteries of WWII (8 each)

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15 minute drive to Cap Gris-Nez, the closest point to main land England, and a fortified location used by Henry VIII, Napoleon and of course Hitler.

Watch The History Channel Atlantic Wall Documentaryyoutube.gif

 

 

Day 4 (Monday)

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AM: Pack up the tents, and drive 35 minutes to Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Museum (4.5 each)

Watch BBC Documentary Dunkrirk

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15 minute drive to the beach, scene of the BEF evacuation in 1940, and remnants of the Atlantic wall to be explored.

 

A 45 minute drive then takes us to the ferry port in Calais & back to blighty.

 

Push off @16:45BST+1, Dover@17:15BST, home@23:00

 

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