Our very special offer for 2020/2021 :
All Villers-Bretonneux as a half day tour :
- Adelaide cemetery from where the Unknown Australian Soldier was brought home
- Victoria School and visit of the new Franco-Australian museum
- Australian National Memorial on Hill 104 and visit of the new Sir John Monash Center
For 75€/person: 4 hrs to V-B and back to Amiens
Also our full day tours in 2020/2021 :
Somme, September 17th 2020.
Dear all, past and future clients!
Our French countryside has the privilege to hold many tangible signs of the dwelling, marching and fighting of Aussie Diggers – not only on the battlefields, but also in their resting villages and on their marching roads – since their first battle action at FROMELLES and their closely following 40-days-non-stop-fight for POZIERES till 1918, when they proudly fought for VICTORY as one AUSTRALIAN ARMY CORPS under the excellent command of General John Monash, forging a lasting legend in France and in the entire British Empire.
With the image of an unknown Australian soldier’s headstone beside me, I welcome you to TRUE BLUE DIGGER TOURS, a one-woman-company dedicated to tour the many Australian battlefields, memorials, museums & visitor centres along the old Western Front – in Somme & Flanders – to bring the ANZAC LEGEND alive, walking the ground for which they fought, visiting the villages and barns where they rested!
Short or long, all my tours are special…always on appointment…all over the year. Beside a full range of standard tours (as proposed on the following pages) I also endeavour to fulfill specific wishes, creating private tours in the footsteps of your family soldier(s)…connecting your family history to world history.
Since TBDT opened in 2010, I’m enthousiastically realising Australian history tours, agreed by the French ministry of Culture & SBP our local Somme label.
My passion for Australian WW1 history was kindled by Sir John Monash’s & Charles Bean’s written heritage. Studying their books, I understood that it was the always cheerful, always pragmatic Aussie Diggers who created the modern 20th century infantry man…
I look forward to meeting you for an unforgettable experience in the footsteps of your ancestors, roaming through our landscapes, they did know so well by heart…
I meet all my clients personally – at station or hotel – with my Mercedes bus, easy to spot with its Australian Flag and the Rising Sun.
TRUE BLUE DIGGER TOURS