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First Shots and the Battle of Mons 100 Years

4 days from £299.00

Join us on a fascinating tour to an iconic WW1 location: Mons where the - Old Contemptibles - went to war in August 1914.


4-Day Tour - 2014

Join us on a fascinating new tour to an iconic WW1 location: Mons. Here the first shots of the war were fired by British troops in August 1914 and four years later the war ended here for British and Commonwealth troops on 11th November 1918.

  • Aug 22 – Local departure by coach then to Belgium for a three-night stay.
  • Aug 23 & Aug 24 – We attend ceremonies around Mons for the centenary of the battle; ceremonies are likely to take place on some of the bridges, in the main square at Mons and at St. Symphorien Cemetery.
    Over the two days we will visit sites connected with the August 1914 battles. We see the bridge at Nimy where the first two Victoria Crosses were awarded; the railway station at Obourg defended by the Middlesex Regiment; the graves of some of the first casualties and the site where the first shots were fired; and also the ground at Audregnies where British cavalry charged the Germans. We also aim to visit the new Mons War Museum which is scheduled to open in 20142xB
  • Aug 25 – Journey to Calais thenreturn home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Updates on events to be included on the this tour will be posted on the Leger Battlefields Website and Leger Battlefields Facebook page.

Please Note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.