Guestbook Page 6

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    •  David George & Malcolm Nery SA. (14th of December 2012)
      “This tour really brought history to life in an informative and impressive way.
      The many stories were told in a factual way which really honoured the efforts of Australians at that time in history.
      An important tour for all Australians, so we never forget all our Diggers.
      Thank you.”


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      •  Kay, Ed & Steve Gleeson Qld. (14th of December 2012)
        “Thank you for a fabulous day.
        We have learnt a lot about our diggers and are truly inspired by them.
        Thank you once again”.


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        •  John Wollongong, NSW (24th of November 2012)
          “I’ve waited many years to visit the Somme battlefields and, with Barbara’s knowledge and guidance, my day was better than expected.
          Barbara brings a wealth of understanding to her tour and provides a great human touch to what occurred here almost 100 years ago.
          I leave her with not only a visual memory of the places I’ve heard so much about, but with a sense of humility and understanding of a few of the personalities involved.
          Not only generals, but the infantrymen.
          Thank you Barbara”
          John


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          •   Julie Marshall Sydney (Armistice Day 2012)
            “Our three days with Barbara greatly surpassed our expectations. Every aspect was faultless.
            Not only does she have a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of the sad events on the Western Front, but a power of analysis and an ability to explain significant developments, strategy, tactics and how all these combined and interacted.
            She is also constantly aware of her clients’ comfort and goes out of her way to satisfy individual interests.
            I would recommend her tours to anybody.
            Aside from which, she’s great fun! ”
            Best Wishes
            Julie



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            •  Helen & Roger Pottie Australia (31st of October 2012)
              "Bonjour Barbara,
              Thank you again for the amazing day we spent with you. We certainly came away with a much greater understanding of the suffering and loss of so many brave young men.
              Your passion for and knowledge of the detailed history of the battle sites made the tour both memorable and extremely moving.
              We should never forget the sacrifices of these soldiers and especially thank you for remembering the many brave Australians.
              Best Wishes

              Helen & Roger Pottie
              PS We have forwarded details of your tours to our travel agent and would have no hesitation in recommending you. If you ever come visiting "down under" we would be very happy to show you some of our beautiful country..
              Many thanks."



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              •  Sue & Peter Hewitt Sydney (29th of September 2012)
                "All the maps and internet information I viewed in Australia did not come close to the knowledge and experience Barbara shared with us to make our 3 day Battlefields experience a memorable & moving one.
                Many thanks."



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                •  Kathreyn Downing and Del Reynolds Brisbane. (25th of September 2012)
                  "Every now & again experiences come our way that make a mark for a lifetime.
                  Your knowledge & your passion was contagious!
                  You helped us to place our wreaths in front of many headstones for people back in Australia.
                  Barbara, we feel, we've walked on sacred ground. These young men of ours who rest here are in safe hands for as long as someone like you is here to pronounce their worth.
                  We've loved our days with you.
                  Thanks and God bless, from us and some of the sisters of St. Joseph Brisbane, too."


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                  •  Dave Stewart Warnbro, WA. (16th of August 2012)
                    “Hi Barbara,
                    Gloria and I were thoroughly humbled by the day tour you gave us in late July, particularly at such short notice.
                    I am very thankful for the level of detail and care that you provided particularly in taking us to the battle ground of Mont St Quentin and then being able to locate Frank Roberts grave using nothing but your incredibly detailed knowledge of the Somme battle fields.
                    Gloria and I intend to return to Amiens in the near future. I hope that you are still conducting these Tours, as I cannot imagine anyone being able to give us such a detailed insight as you have given to us.
                    Once again, thank you for your genuine care and service. It was a privilege to be on your tour..
                    Regards"


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                    •  Craig, Michelle, Madison & Harper Turtle Perth, WA. (2nd of August 2012)
                      “A short note of thanks for what could only be described as a truly incredible day. (Thursday 2nd August) You left us amazingly proud to be Australians, but terribly sad at the tragic loss of so many young lives.

                      We have come home with a much deeper understanding of the timing, location, importance and outcome of many of the battles that occurred in the French and Belgium countryside during the dark days of 1915-1918.

                      We trust that through people such as yourself, the deeds and sacrifices of these brave men and women will never be forgotten and in fact be further understood.

                      I will be certainly recommending your services to the many people that we send to France through our travel business.
                      Regards”

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                      •  Douglas Fussel Brisbane, Qld. (August 2012)
                        “Hello Barbara…
                        Leafy and I want to thank you again for the most wonderful day you gave us on the 29th June. I'm sure you realized how much it meant to me.
                        We have been telling all our friends about your company and you. I have to give a presentation to a club I belong to about our battlefield tours.
                        Leafy sends her love and I know will want to send her own message to you in French soon”

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                        •  Helen & Paul Selmour-Walsh Malony, Qld. (28th of July 2012)
                          “A fantastic tour – stories of great historic events that every child should be taught.
                          Barbara’s knowledge is unbelievable”

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                            •  Colleen and Greg Bell Brisbane. (26th of July 2012)
                              “Dear Barbra,
                              We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic day we spent touring the Somme with you. The passion you have for the history of the battles that were fought in France during World War 1 and the admiration you have for the Australian Digger is amazing.
                              It was fantastic to be in your company for the day and it was one of the highlights of our time in France. We thank you for being able to change our arranged tour even though you had come so far out of your way to meet us at Arras and fill in time at the end of the day with the trip to Bullecourt and then back to Arras, that was so much appreciated.
                              We wish you continued success in your business and hope one day to be able to return and continue the journey with you to Flanders. You truly are a treasured and passionate historian.
                              Thank you”.

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                              •  Neva Haites Scotland. (25th of July 2012)
                                “Fantastic day by the best informed guide in the area.
                                Definitely worth a repeat visit”

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                                •  Faye Jennison Brisbane. (25th of July 2012)
                                  “Barbara. It has been a very special day largely due to your contribution & your knowledge & interest in the Aussie involvement.
                                  Thank you so much!”.

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                                  •  John & Ann Taylor Perth. (21st of July 2012)
                                    “Thanks a million. Great day, great Lady!”.

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                                    •  Mitchell Williams NSW. (5th of July 2012)
                                      “Barbara, you are the most beautiful historian that I have ever met and that says something.
                                      I really enjoyed this tour and finally learned something.”

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                                      •  John Yard Sydney. (5th of July 2012)
                                        “Being Australian, I think it is extremely important to learn & understand the basis of our heritage.
                                        This is a tour that all Australians should make.
                                        Thank you for such an informative & thoroughly professional tour”.

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                                        •  Bob Tidball Melbourne. (2nd of July 2012)
                                          “Barbra, thanks very much for the great tour & information that you gave to me. I will follow the stories in the Charles Bean book.
                                          I cannot express enough what this tour gave me. Just keep on doing what you love. And we all have enjoyed your great company.
                                          All the best.”.