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As specialists on the battles fought by the ANZAC troops on the Western Front in France and Belgium during the Great War (WWI), we have had the privilege of acting as specialist tour guides to many families and friends of the veterans, the diggers who fought on these battlefields. We very much appreciate the invaluable feedback and testimonials that these clients have so kindly provided. These testimonials are entered into our guestbook and as you can see below, they are listed in reverse chronological order. We hope you enjoy reading the feedback and experiences of these True Blue Digger Tours clients.
Our publicity is very much based on such feedback and the valued appreciation of our tours and service by our clients. Therefore, if you are a past client and would like to participate in recording your battlefield touring experience with us then simply use our contact page to email us your testimonial and please feel free to include photographs for inclusion on our website.
We will very much appreciate receiving your testimonial for inclusion in our guestbook and will reply by email as soon as possible.
“This was a powerful day, packed with information about the gruelling experiences that our forebearers endured. »
Our tour with you finished late and I didn’t convey our thanks into your book..
We had such a great two days with you and have really reflected on so much of what you explained.
More than that, travelling with you was like travelling with a friend whom we had known for a long time.
A weekend we will always remember!
We are now home after a great two weeks in France.
Best wishes from Terry & Jennifer Crowe. »
“What an amazingly peaceful and moving experience.
Many thanks Barbara for your enthusiasm and knowledge.
It has been an unforgettable day. »
“Thank you Barbara, for sharing your knowledge and passion.
You are a great champion of the Australian soldiers and their spirit.
May their spirit live on! »
“Thank you Barbara. We have appreciated every minute of our two days.
We have realized how many Australians gave their lives. We are proud of these men & proud to be Australian. »
“Have always been interested in the history of the Somme & are so glad we got to do this trip today – such a great teacher/host to take us on our travels with another Australian couple.
Thank you for all your information & friendly banter. »
“Barbara, thank you for a wonderful 2 days touring the battlefields of France and Belgium.
It is a story that needs to be told. »
“Thank you Barbara for a very emotional and informative 2 days of the Somme and Flanders.
There is so much fateful and nation building history in theses remote parts.
More should be taught in our schools, rather than just about Gallipoli. »
“Thank you Barbara for a really informative, insightful day tour.
It was very valuable for me to see these places, so that I can pass this knowledge on to my students in Port Hedland, Western Australia.
Stories, images that once seemed very distant have now been brought to life for me. »
“Today we saw the places we had heard about from school & from our parents parents.
But today we tried to walk in their footsteps. We come away feeling great respect for the war that they lived & died in. It was one that no one should experience.
We will never forget them. »
“Barbara, your tour has recreated events in history with an emphasis on the humanity and spirit of events making this an enthralling experience »
“Thank you for a wonderful day. Your passion and enthusiasm for your subject made the day truly memorable.
We had a tour the day before and that guide had nothing on you!! and we will be recommending you to anyone that wants to know.
We wish you all the best and hope your business continues to grow and do well. Ian was sorry he did not get to say goodbye but please know he meant to.
All the best and thank you again.
If you ever are coming to Australia, or if you need any help or Australian contact from our end, please let me know and I can see if I can help. You never know!
You would certainly be welcome at our home »
“Barbara, thanks for a thoroughly entertaining, informative day.
I have a new relationship with France – and don’t tell anybody about the restaurant!
Regards, Nance Quick »
“Many thanks for an interesting day on the Somme. Your knowledge of our history is incredible.
We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
Kind “Aussie” Regards”
Rod, Chris & Dianne Newberry
“Thanks Barbara for sharing your detailed knowledge of the Australian battles around the Somme.
A very enjoyable and surreal experience.”
Adam & Carol
« A very interesting 2 days learning about the Australians in Flanders & the Somme.
Thank you for an informative and rewxarding tour.”
“You have a wealth of knowledge about the Western Front and brought aspects of the conflicts alive.
Thank you for a wonderful day”
“You are passionate about what you do and I am happy to have had the opportunity to “walk” the battlefields with you. »
“An interesting & sobering day. Thank you for having your extensive expertise with us, Barbara.”
“We had a fantastic day! Couldn’t believe how much Barbara was able to fit in.
You are such a knowledgable person, and well read!
Thanks very much!”.
Danielle & Christine
“A fabulous day. Learnt so much and have much to think about. »
Veronica & Andrew Moran
“Thank you for a great tour, even thou it rained for half the tour, you still gave a lot of information on all the sites.
Thanks again. »
Adrian Spurr & Bow Wembridge
It seems a long while ago that we were in Amiens.
The tour with you was certainly a highlight of our visit.
Your tour is well recommended to my friends.”
Thanks so much for today. I have learnt a lot from you and I have never been more proud of where I come from. »
Thank you so much for a wonderful and inspiring day. Your knowledge of the battlefields is fantastic andd your company was lovely too.
We have had a truly great day, we have thoroughly enjoyed every bit.”
Ray & Marg Watson
We have had a very interesting and deeply moving Flanders day.
Thank you so much for the explanations you have provided. The tour has well and truly exceeded our expectations.
Thank you again.”
Geoff & Julie Shain
“A wonderful day. Barbara was very informative, accommodating & passionate about her area of interest.
Well worth the day trip from Paris.
Thank you Barbara.”
Ray, Doreen, Chelsea & Holly Brincat
“Thank you for an interesting & informative tour of Australian experiences in the Somme.
Your knowledge was fantastic and your passion infectious!
Thank you also for making the effort to stop at the Franvillers Communal cemetery, so we could see the site of a relatives resting place.
It truly meant a lot to us.”
Damian Watson & Rebecca Stevens
“Many thanks Barbara for such a wonderful day, packed full of insightful knowledge of the battlefields and of the A.I.F. contribution.
I’m proud to be an Aussie.
P.S.: Lunch was great too!”