Visiting the battlefields in 2020.

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Owen, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is anyone thinking of doing any battlefield tours this year ?

    My passport expired last month & I'm not fussed about renewing it until next year.

    I know our Continental European members have the battlefields on their doorsteps but anyone from the UK planning on crossing the Channel or going further afield ?
  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    At the moment I'm hoping things ease up and there is a favourable draw so I get to go see my team play in Europe (somewhere with nearby Battlefields would be ideal), but I'm forming a few backup plans and the most likely is a trip to Loos-en-Gohelle where my Great-Uncle was killed and spend a few days wandering round Loos, Lens, Vimy, Notre Dame De Lorrette and anywhere else I can fit in - time will tell though if I get anywhere.
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  3. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    I had advanced plans for yet another visit to Sweden this year, but alas it is declared a 'no-go-zone'. I now will stay nearby and have booked a nice cottage at Breedeweg (near Groesbeek) for a couple of weeks.It is situated at a stone's throw from the Reichswald and almost on the start-line of the 51st Highland Division in Operation Veritable. :D


    There I hope to finish reading my recently acquired books about the US Army in the Mediterranean Theater, adding a virtual Battlefield Tour to North Africa & Sicily & Italy to my Op Veritable tour. I must not forget to take my Sun Cream along :cool:

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  4. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    I am guiding a battlefield tour to Salerno on 4-7 Feb 21 and Cassino on 13-16 May 21 if these are any good to you. Both are fascinating and controversial.


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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Going to the Dyle in August to see where a certain Victoria Cross was won and visiting a bridge in Belgium where the RAF won their first two VCs of WW2. Then the finale...Walking the escape and evasion route of Al Deere from Belgium to Dunkirk.
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I would very much like to take a trip from Canada to the Netherlands (perhaps) but I have no plans this year. Honestly I don't know about intercontinental air travel before there is a vaccine. Obviously this is different from people visiting much more nearby countries.
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  7. slick

    slick Junior Member

    We were hoping to take a week out as the mrs wanted to go to northern Germany to visit her relatives grave at Sage cemetery. Then back along the coast to mooch around the Dunkirk area, then maybe a bit more of a mooch around Normandy. Not sure when though, probably wait to see what things are like in October. If things haven`t ironed out by then we`ll give it a miss for this year.
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