In Conjunction with the Chelsea Fancast
Join Alex Churchill author of “Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War.”
Alex has also worked on centenary books: Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives and Passchendaele: 103 Days in Hell. Alex has appeared in numerous television documentaries about the war and has given talks, or is booked to speak for a number of organisations including: the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, BBC History Magazine, the Chalke Valley History Festival and the Western Front Association.
Departing London with a stop en route to the coast on the afternoon/evening of Friday 24th May 2019 and returning on Monday 27th May 2019
*Two nights on the Somme and one night at Ypres
*An overview of the war 1914-1915
*A trip through the battlefields of 1916-1918 looking at the general progression of the war on the Somme, at Arras and at Ypres; stopping to look at sites specific to football and the war, and focusing on the inidivudal stories of Chelsea players and fans in each locality.
*Stops at key sites including the Thiepval Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery
*Time in Ypres to explore the town and witness the Last Post.
*Q & A Sessions (inevitably in a bar)
*There will also be scope to include any relevant stops for family members or points of interest of those on the tour if they can be worked into the itinerary.
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