All tours take 2 hours and can be combined.
Northern Salient and Passchendaele
you know? …that millions of men fought in a tiny corner of Flanders? …that
it has the highest concentration of British Military Cemeteries worldwide?
…that it is the place where John McCrae wrote his famous ‚Flanders Fields'?
…that the ‚Poppies' found their origin there? …that a series of historical
events occured in that spot? …like the first chlorine gas attack? …the
first musterd gas attack? …that Hitler fought there for the
first time as a corporal? …that because of Passchendaele war would never
be the same again? …that the war was almost lost for the allies on three
occasions? …that Langemark is as infamous to the Germans as Passchendaele
is to the British?
Come and live through the Hell of Flanders. Walk in the footsteps of millions of boys and get into their skin. Learn about the history of the Menin Gate and the infamous Menin Road with Hell Fire Corner. Drive through the fields of Passchendaele. Visit Essex Farm Cemetery, where 'Flanders Fields' was born. Put yourself in the place of civilians and soldiers experiencing the first gas-attack ever. Plunge into the only original British Trenches. It's an experience you'll never forget.
Mine Battle - Prelude to Passchendaele
(The Battle of the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge)
you know? …that without taking the Ridge, the Battle of Passchendaele
would never have occured? …that the offensive would start with the biggest
explosion in history by mining? …that years before, a highly sophisticated
underground war had been fought? Zero Hour was at 3.10am on the 7th of
June 1917. …that in the week before almost 4 million shells were fired
on the ridge?
Come and discover the Mine Battle with Frontline Tours. Look at the meticulous preparations and discover the tunnelers digging, fighting and dying. Observe the huge craters of the blasts scarring the countryside. Take a view from the Eye of Flanders (Mnt. Kemmel), as Haig called it and observe the Salient in panoramic view. Visit the German trenches and the Schaft for countermining driven in the soil at Bayernwald. You will never forget the Mine Battle.