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How do you remember Major-General James Wolfe? As the fallen hero of Quebec and subsequent deliverer of Canada? You may remember Benjamin West’s painting of his death on the Plains of Abraham or his reciting of Gray’s elegy. You may have visited his childhood home in Westerham or stood beside his statue as you gazed across London from the heights of Greenwich Park. But why has history been so kind, even reverential, to him? Why did the great Prime Minister, William Pitt, rate him so highly? more
Added: 5th December 2016
Ashley Truluck and guests from Britain, America and Australia have just returned from this year’s tour of Malta. Despite (or perhaps because of!) the international mix, the group got on particularly well and had a great time. more
Added: 10th November 2016
Nick Lipscombe, our expert on the Peninsular War, has another book being published at the end of the month. Wellington’s Eastern Front, The Campaign on the East Coast of Spain 1810-1814. more
Added: 3rd November 2016
Here is Col Ray summarising the highly successful Spanish Civil War Tour which we ran at the end of September to Madrid... more
Added: 5th October 2016
Col Nick Lipscombe has just finished a highly successful tour covering the final stages of the Peninsular War... more
Added: 27th September 2016
A group of 20 with participants from the UK, USA, Sweden, Belgium and Nicaragua led by WW2 historian Bob Kershaw and Napoleonic historian Alan Rooney enjoyed an exciting 8 days in the little known and understood east European country of Belarus to follow in the footsteps of soldiers and commanders who took part in either Hitler’s or Napoleon’s invasion of Russia... more
Added: 26th August 2016
As the calendar turns over into August (!) there is still time to book a tour with us in 2016. We can make the necessary requests to get you a seat on the train/boat/planes and of course a room at the inn(s)... more
Added: 27th July 2016
An insightful 8 day tour to Poland with Professor Tim Cole to appreciate both the horror and efficiency of the Nazi regime and the wonder of Polish culture: amongst other includes visits to Treblinka, Majdanek, Belzec, Lublin, Auschwitz, Warsaw and Krakow. more
Added: 6th July 2016
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Added: 20th May 2016
Report from the Battlefields of 1866 by John DZ, Guide for the 150th Anniversary Tour from 2-9 July.
I have just had a hectic weekend checking out the programme for our Austro-Prussian War of 1866 Tour with our in-country guide, Helena. We met the organisers of the re-enactment, who told us that there will be around 1,000 re-enactors at the anniversary... more
Added: 20th May 2016
Bernard Cornwell hit on the brilliant device of inventing a fictional character from Wellington’s favourite Light Division as a device for introducing readers to the Peninsular War in an entertaining and digestible way. On this tour we take a similar approach... more
Added: 9th May 2016
Places are now available again for this tour - if you were previously disappointed when it sold out the first time please get back in touch... more
Added: 25th April 2016
Guide John ‘DZ’ introduces his latest book, co-written with Andrew Brentnall, in his Wargaming in History Series. It is their first venture into the Europe of the mid-19th century. The events it describes, analyses and represents on the wargames table, occurred only 5 years after the Battle of First Bull Run. But the book demonstrates the new face of warfare which had emerged in the short span of time. more
Added: 7th April 2016
On our arrival at St Pancras station a number of our participants were already waiting at our usual meeting point, next to the Sir John Betjeman statue, and the rest closely followed. All greeted each other and some caught up with familiar faces from previous tours. Once the whole group was present and had received their tickets we moved swiftly through check-in and into the departure lounge where we again congregated before making our way on to the train. All being seated in the same carriage allowed our guide Bruce to move through the train to distribute the tour handout and to introduce himself personally... more
Added: 24th March 2016
Don’t miss this remarkable Tour! It tells the story of the legendary Light Division – an extraordinary ‘band of brothers’ who fought in just about every action of the Peninsular War and thereby provide us with a representative cross section of the campaign. more
Added: 9th February 2016