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British 1st Army - Tunisia
No sooner had the 8th Army achieved their great victory at El Alamein in November 1942, the British 1st Army landed in North Africa. Their initial successes surprised everyone, which brought them almost to Tunis. However, the Germans fought desperately to hold and then throw back the advancing 1st Army. The introduction of the dreaded Tiger tank for the first and only time in North Africa and thousands of troops showed how desperate the Germans were to hold onto Tunisia. Follow in the footsteps of the 1st Army as they fought at such places as Two Tree Hill, Longstop, Sidi Nsir, Medjez el Bab, and Steamroller Farm and onto Tunis itself. Northern Tunisia is one of the most beautiful of places to visit in North Africa and a photographer’s paradise.
Day 1  Flight from the UK to Tunis. Upon arrival we will be escorted to our hotel in Tunis and which will be our base for the whole tour. Day 2  Visits to Massicault war cemetery where two VC winners are buried, then to Medjez el Bab war cemetery and the Memorial to the Missing, Beja war cemetery where another VC winner is buried, then to the picturesque Oued Zarga war cemetery located next to the lake and finally Thiba war cemetery located in the forests and huills of northern Tunisia. (B>L>D) Day 3  Visits to Longstop Hill where the North Irish Horse charged up hill in their tanks, and Sidi Nsir where the 5th Bn the Hampshire Regiment did so well. (B>L>D) Day 4  Visit to the German War Cemetery site of the last battle fought by the 15th Panzer Division, then dinner by the sea at Hammamet before returning to Tunis via the site of von Arnims surrender of the Afrika Korps in May 1943. (B>L>D) Day 5  Visits to four times fought over village of Bou Arada where the Irish Brigade would add to their list of Battle Honours, and the vast expanse of the Goubellat Plain where Yeomanry regiments would charge German tanks. (B>L>D) Day 6  Tour of Tunis and Carthage, home of Hannibal and his Legions, destroyed by the Romans after the Battle of Zama. (B>L>D)
Day 7  Day of leisure or optional tours to the Bardo Museum. (B>L>D) Day 8  Return flight to UK. (B)
Tour Dates: 12th to 19th May Tour Price: £ 1.500 Insurance: £   21 if required Single Supplement: £   90 Deposit per person: £ 250 Price includes : Flights from the UK 4/5 Star hotels All meals as stated on the itinery All entrance fees Battlefield Guide