Press Release: WW1 & WW2 Remembrance 2014

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05 June, 2014

WW1 & WW2 Remembrance 2014

The 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings is taking place this month and it is also the Centenary of WW1. There are several places to visit on the Continent to commemorate these world-changing events that will be poignant all year, so even if you can only travel in the summer holidays it will not be too late to remember them.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the UK occupied by the Nazis in the Second World War and there are bunkers, forts and guns all over Guernsey.  There is a German Occupation Museum, the German Naval Signals HQ, and the Underground Military Museum, the latter having been constructed by slave labourers.

You may want to journey to the Pyrenees to discover the Freedom Trail which was a route through the mountains used to flee Nazi-occupied France and travel into Spain during the Second World War.  It is extremely arduous and quite spectacular.

Picardy and Normandy are the places to visit this year.  Picardy is most associated with WW1 - Ypres, Flanders and the Somme, whereas Normandy is renowned for the D-Day Landings of WW2 - the Beaches and the Pegasus Bridge. Very unusual is the P'tit Train de la Haute Somme - a steam engine which runs along tracks laid in 1916 by Allied soldiers.  It is right in the heart of the Battle of the Somme area at La Neuville les Bray. 

2015 will see the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign which was an attempt to end the First World War by attacking the Turkish Empire which was an ally to Germany.  The trenches, battlefields and cemeteries can be visited.  There are several ferry routes between Greece and Turkey that you may find convenient.

Should you be thinking of visiting Guernsey, France or Turkey you need go no further than logging onto www.AFerry.co.uk to make your booking.  It couldn't be easier, just enter your preferred crossing - whether to St. Peter Port, Cherbourg or Calais, Dieppe, Caen, Santander or Le Havre and AFerry.co.uk will start comparing the prices of the various operators and will come up with the best deal for you.  This can even be done on your mobile phone using the AFerry.co.uk app.  When you have chosen your preferred crossing just book there and then - you do not have to leave the AFerry site. It is quick, easy and you know you will be getting the best deal possible on that crossing.

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