Date(s) - 31/05/2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embankment tube station river exit
- Air war
- Royal family
- War history
- Westminster Abbey
- Women at war
During our 3 hour tour you will see the sites and monuments closely linked to the Great War of 1914-1918 and hear the story of the momentous events that led to a conflict that changed our world forever. The tour also focuses on the role of the Royal family, the government, the lives of civilians and parallel events such as the Suffragette movement.
See the moving memorials to the Army, Navy and Merchant Navy, the Royal Flying Corps and even the Camel Corps. Hear how British Empire troops came over to Europe to fight alongside their British and European allies.
- See the damage caused by bombs dropped from Zeppelins.
- Hear the moving story of how the capital coped with the mounting loss of life, how medical teams at London’s major rail stations met the trains of wounded arriving back from the front.
- Experience the Cenotaph, focus of the annual Remembrance Day parades attended by members of the Royal Family and heads of the Armed Forces and where Harry Patch, “the last fighting Tommy” laid his final wreath in honour of his comrades in 2008 – he died in 2009 aged 111.
See the Flanders Fields Garden of Remembrance where 70 sandbags containing soil from the war cemeteries in Belgium were brought over in 2013.
Our tour will finish in central London and then make a second stop at the Imperial War Museum for those who wish to visit (admission is free to the museum).
Book this tour at https://www.tourguides.co.uk/world-war-one-tour.php