Leger Holidays Battlefield Tours

The UK's Leading Battlefield Tour Operator

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Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Peter Smith

Speciality: 

The Battle of Waterloo, Battlefields of the Great War, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Second World War: Campaign in the West 1940, Northwest European Campaign 1944 

Favourite Tour: Gallipoli

Interests: Collecting Antiquarian Books: Regimental and Divisional Histories

About: Peter Smith was a member of the Royal Air Force from 1972 to 1979, specialising in air traffic control and operations duties; this was followed by a career in The Metropolitan Police from which he retired in 2004.

He has an interest in all aspects of military history which he has pursued around the world. Peter has been visiting the battlefields of the Great War and Second World War for over 35 years and has been guiding groups for nearly 20 years. He joined the Leger team in the summer of 2001.

Most Memorable Experience

 

One evening with several friends I drove up to ANZAC in order to visit a small cemetery called ‘The Nek’ it is located a short distance north of Quinn's Post. The Nek overlooks Suvla Bay just north of ANZAC where the British landed on 6th August.

It was attacked by the Australians, but was never retaken. This attack was imortalised in the final frames of the film ‘Gallipoli’ made in the 1980s starring Mel Gibson. With only the sound of the breeze rustling in the pine trees that grow all around the ridge we watched the sunset until it disappeared into the Aegean Sea.

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