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Battle of the Frontiers 1914

June 3 - June 7


Tour Dates: 3rd – 7th June 2024

Price Per Person: £850:00 (£150:00 Single Supplement) ***Tour now full***

Hotel: 2 Nights Hotel Mercure, Central Liege
           2 Nights Mons Lido, Central Mons

£100 deposit secures your place 

Tour pick ups (i) Billericay                                                             (ii) Grays                                                                 (iii) Ebbsfleet International                                     (iv) Dover Eastern Docks



The Battle of the Frontiers 1914 – From Liege to Antwerp

Led by Clive Harris for Essex Branch WFA, this unique tour will study how borders were crossed, frontier towns sieged and opposing lines drawn prior to and on the arrival of the BEF in August 1914. Based initially in Liege, we will study a number of key sites around the city before heading south to Dinant where the civilian population suffered desperately during the opening weeks of the war with large parts of the town destroyed. We then head to Mons for a full study of the initial clashes between the German and British forces around the town before we end with a visit to Antwerp and Neiuwpoort to summerise the first autums fighting of the Great War in Belgium.

The tour is initially limited to just 16 people, so if you are interested in joining us please contact today        

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Monday 3rd June 2023

Local Essex pick-ups and transfer to Liege via channel crossing, we stop at Tamines and the site of a moving memorial to Belgian civilians on route to the hotel                        Overnight Mercure Liege Centre

Day 2 – Tuesday 4th June 2023

Battle of Liege 5-16 August 1914 – A full days study of the fighting around the town begins with a visit to Fort de Barchon, alongside a sits to a number of key sites in and around the city Liege including Belgian and German Military Cemeteries & the Pont de Arches, we end with a visit to Fort Loncin and its museum.                                              Overnight Mercure Liege Centre 

Day 3 – Wednesday 5th June 2023

Depart Liege and head (1 hour thirty south) for a morning tour of Dinant, a city on the banks of the Meuse that witnessed heavy fighting and near destruction in August 1914, we then head afternoon transfer to Mons (1 hour west) via Casteau for the first shots memorial. 
Overnight Hotel Lido Mons Central 

Day 4 – Thursday 68th June 2023

 Full days Mons tour including the key sites of, The 4/Middlesex Regiment at Obourg, the 4/Royal Fusiliers at Nimy, the Royal Irish at Binchy Crossroads, the stunning San Symphorien cemetery, the excellent Mons military museum, and any Essex Regiment related requests. 
Overnight Lido Mons Central

Day 5 – Friday 9th June 2023 

 Depart Mons for Antwerp (1hr 45 northwest) to the scene of the Royal Naval Divisions arrival and the October 1914 battle before transferring to Calais (2.5 hours south)
*The above is an example itinerary, we would encourage personal requests to sites in the area that can be accomodated 


Deposits can be paid via BACS transfer (IBAN if overseas) both account details are on the bottom of the booking form.

If you wish to pay by credit card, drop us an email and we will send you the relevant link.

Cheques can be made payable to “Battle Honours Ltd”


June 3
June 7
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Battle Honours Limited
Hill Farm Barn, Stowmarket Road,
Ringshall, Suffolk IP14 2HZ United Kingdom
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Battle Honours Limited
Hill Farm Barn, 
Stowmarket Road, 
Suffolk, IP14 2HZ 

Tel: +44 (0)1438 989129


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