Voice From a War Grave

A primary highlight for all battlefield tourists, is visiting the beautiful Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemeteries. It is always a humbling, emotional experience. Please read the following! It may have a profound. positive effect on your visits. It did for me. Many of my UK based colleagues, recite this poem regularly on their tours, to great effect. I wholeheartedly agree! George Sewell was moved to write this poem after a visit to the Somme battlefields where his guide was Jack Horsfall, a former Regular Army warrant officer. 'On our first visit to a cemetery we started talking in hushed…read more >

Liberation of Holland: More Than A Ceremonial Tour

Canadian Battlefield Tours (CBT) strongly believes that your Liberation of Holland tour should be much more than a ceremonial tour, comprised almost exclusively of parades and ceremonial visits to cemeteries. We believe your tour should reflect the reality of the tragic events that led to the loss of so many young Canadian lives, now resting peacefully in the beautiful Holten Canadian War cemetery. You should follow the routes to the battlefields where the majority of these 1,394 heroes lost their lives and see for yourself, the tragically high cost of the Liberation of Holland. Of course, there would not have…read more >