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WW1 Battlefield Tours | Medics on the Western Front, Battles of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours

Medicine and the First World War

The Great War 1914-18


In 1917, General Sir William Birdwood, commanding the Fifth army, stated that if he had thousands of Victoria Crosses he would award them to the stretcher bearers. His statement was made in recognition of the unstinting bravery of the men serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). These unarmed, non-combatant troops tended the wounded on the battlefield regardless of danger.

Between 1914 and 1918 the British Army expanded greatly in size, not only the fighting units, but also the supporting branches, of which the RAMC was one. In 1914 the strength of the RAMC was 20,000 but by 1918 there were 150,000 men in its ranks and during the war 628 Victoria Crosses were awarded, of which eleven were won by men serving with the RAMC, including the only man to win the medal twice.

As the war evolved so did the medical treatment and we will be looking at the many medical innovations during the war such as the 'Thomas traction splint', along with other treatments such as Marie Curie who introduced mobile X-ray machines for the French army. During this unusual tour, we will not only be looking at the role of the RAMC on the Western Front but also the role of the thousands of women who served as nurses. The units they formed included the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, the VADs and FANYs along with the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. You will be told about men such as Lance Corporal A C Smith who won the Military Medal and women like Nurse Margaret Arnold who served with the British Red Cross and died whilst on service at Le Treport.

You will also visit the location where Captain Noel Chavasse won his Military Cross in 1915 and learn about the events which led to him being awarded the VC during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and for the second time during the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Captain Chavasse succumbed to wounds and is buried in Brandhoek which you will visit and whilst here your guide will tell you about Nursing Sister Nellie Spindler of the QAIMNS who was mortally wounded at Brandhoek and is buried at Lijssenthoek CWGC cemetery.



CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator, our tours cover World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe providing inspirational tours to the sites of The Great War and Second World War.

Visiting the battlefields from any conflict, is a truly captivating and moving experience, though some of the battlefields are nearly 100 years old, the soldiers who fought here had similar backgrounds, dreams and hopes as many of us. A Battlefield Tour allows you to understand these events, remember the sacrifices made and recognise how these shaped the world we see today.





World War 1 and World War 2 Battlefield Tours and Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

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Contact CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the battlefield sites of World War I and II.


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WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Customised World War 1 and 2 Battlefield Tours

Looking to visit some of the battlefields of the Great War and WW2? CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, can arrange the perfect trip.

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Visit the Ypres Battlefield in Flanders. One of The Great War 1914 - 1918 battlefield tours offered by CGT, the specialist WW1 / WW2 group travel operator.

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Operation Market Garden at Arnhem in WW2 could have shortened the war quite considerably, but for some bad luck. See the battlefield for yourself.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Visit the DDay Battlefields in Normandy and see first hand where the bridgeheads were established. One of the Inspirational tours from CGT Battlefields.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Somme Battlefield Tour

Visit the Somme Battlefield of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours. Inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefield Tours, offers hotel accommodation to suit your groups holiday budget. We have negotiated special rates at all ideally suited locations.

Booking a World War 1, WW2  Battlefield Tours

Booking a World War 1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Book your Battlefield Tours with CGT, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided, informative and inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Run a War gaming Club, or other Social Group / Association? CGT Battlefield Tours can provide an informative, inspirational, tours to the sites of World War I and II.


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What do our clients say?

World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"The tour was great and the guide was excellent. I had no problems at any stage, the coach company was excellent and helpful as were the staff at the hotel so I really can't fault it. Your own organisation was also faultless and hassle free. I will certainly pass on your details to friends at other establishments"

Mr C. - Normandy Tour




World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"Be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Amport & District Coaches for Tony last weekend. not only is he an excellent driver he knows the area well and probably what was most important was that he had an excellent rapport with teachers and pupils."

Mr P. - Normandy Tour





World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"Zoi and her team were extremely helpful with the booking of hotels and transport. Their very helpful and experienced staff minimalized the hassle, particularly when we made last minute changes. I would be very happy to deal with the company again"

Mr R. Ypres Tour




World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"From the outset all of my cares and concerns were taken care of. In all we had a fantastic three days and ultimately this must be down to Zoi Pearce and the team"

Ms H. The Somme and Ypres Tour




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Contact:

CGT Battlefields Ltd
CGT House
6 Avon Road
Charfield
Gloucestershire
GL12 8TT


E: info@cgtbattlefields.co.uk

T: 01454 269764

M: 07542 788905


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