Battlefield Exploration offers a range of battlefield tours, either focusing on specific themes or on specific areas.
> Highlights of the Ypres Salient
> The Messines Ridge Experience
> The Menin Road Experience
> ANZAC Experience
> Canadian Experience
> Irish Experience
> Indian Experience
> Behind the Front Experience
> 1st Battle of Ypres (1914)
> 2nd Battle of Ypres (1915)
> 3rd Battle of Ypres (1917)
> 4th Battle of Ypres (1918)
> Highlights of the Somme
> Highlights of Picardie
> Mons & the Glorious Retreat
The British Imperial Force consisted of many nationalities from all over the world. The Indian Experience tells you the story of the Indian Corps during the first months of the Great War in the Ypres and Neuve Chapelle area.
Leaving Ypres we drive southwards to Hollebeke to see the battlefields where the Indian troops withstood the German attacks in October and November 1914. It was here that Khudadad Khan was awarded the first Indian VC for his actions. Next we continue to Wieltje and the area of the first German gas attack in April 1915. It was the Indian Corps who had to recapture some of the essential defensive line just north of Ypres. From Wieltje we turn to Ouderdom near Poperinge, where the Indian troops were encamped. Just across the border the Indian Memorial at Neuve Chapelle is of course a must see!
> 4 hour tour: € 50 p.p.
No entrance fees to be paid in this tour.
Ideally the tour starts from Ypres at either 9 am or 1.30 pm. Other departure places are also possible but might shorten the tour, depending on the time needed to get to the battlefield sites.
Please contact us for a detailed itinerary measured to your personal needs!