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GET­TING THERE

Fly to Paris then get the train to ei­ther Amiens or Ar­ras. Avis hires cars from both cities but it is best to book in ad­vance. Trains also op­er­ate into Ypres, Bel­gium.

WHERE TO STAY

• Somme: Ho­tel Royal Pi­cardie, Al­bert: roy­alpi­cardie.com

• Pozieres: But­ter­worth Farm B&B: but­ter­worth-cot­tage.com

• Ypres: Al­bion Ho­tel: al­bion­ho­tel.be

• Var­let Farm: var­let­farm.com

TOURS

• Sa­cred Ground Tours, owned and op­er­ated by Aus­tralians, spe­cialises in one-, two- or three-day Western Front bat­tle­field tours for sin­gles, cou­ples and small groups. sa­cred­ground­tours.com.au

• Back-Roads Tour­ing has sev­eral bat­tle­field tours to bring

these im­por­tant sites to life. back­road­s­tour­ing.com

• Memo­rial Mu­seum Pass­chen­daele: pass­chen­daele.be/en • On 26 Septem­ber 2017, the Aus­tralian Govern­ment will con­duct a Na­tional Com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice at Buttes New Bri­tish Ceme­tery at Poly­gon Wood in Bel­gium. This ser­vice will com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of many bat­tles within the re­gion, which are col­lec­tively re­ferred to as the Third Bat­tle of Ypres. an­za­c­cen­te­nary.gov.au

FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION

• Visit Flan­ders: vis­it­flan­ders.com

• Guide­book: The Aus­tralian War Memo­rial Of­fi­cial Guide An­zacs on the Western Front from the AWM book­shop. awm.gov.au

• Re­search sites: awm.gov.au, naa.gov.au

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