Back-Roads Touring Battlefield Blogs

Back-Roads Touring Battlefield Blogs

Unique, Small Group Tours of D-Day Battlefields

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.  
Created on 06/06/2014
Created on 21/05/2013

Back to the front: War tours guide

Australians and New Zealanders have travelled to Gallipoli for decades to commemorate the WWI battles fought there, but in recent years they have been seeking out the Western Front. Paul Daley finds that organised tours are a moving history lesson.


Created on 23/01/2012 by Paul Daley

D-Day: The Canadian Story

Canadian forces had been in the UK for years; they had already lost some of their best men in the ill fated Dieppe raid of 1942, and were more than keen to play their part in what was to come...

Created on 25/05/2011 by Backroads Touring

ANZAC Day on the Battlefields in France 2011

A moving tale of personal discovery on Back-Roads Anzac Day Tour 2011 as Andie discovers the burial site of her great uncle on the Western Front.

Created on 04/05/2011 by Mark Banning

Anzac Day Dawn Ceremony

There is no doubt that this recently introduced commemorative service on the Western Front to commemorate the ANZAC soldiers is very much an event to attend, and so much easier to get to than the Gallipoli peninsula.

Created on 10/01/2011 by Backroads Touring

Remembrance Day


Created on 14/11/2010 by Sara Dryden