Battlefield Guides

Sports Field to Battlefield

There were many sporting icons that served their King and Country and took part in the Great War. Some survived but many paid the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle and were never to return to their professional sport.

These men proved themselves as great warriors as well as great athletes. This tour follows in the footsteps of some of the most famous sportsmen of their generation.  Football battalions such as McCrae`s Battalion (16th Royal Scots) and the 17th Middlesex (1st Footballers) fought like professional soldiers on the Somme and gained a reputation of courage and self sacrifice.

Their stories will come alive as we pay our respects at the memorials and headstones of some these brave men.

Our full day ‘The Sports Field to the Battlefield’ Somme Vehicle tour starts at £150 for up to 4 people.
For variations to the itinerary or larger groups please email or see our Tour Options/Prices page.