“at the beginning of the war, when someone was killed – no matter whether we knew him personally – we felt it deeply,we went to look. But when we became hardened,we didn’t even change direction when he was lying in front of us. We became hard”. (Jules Leroy)
Ged Ellis has 15 years experience of organising battlefield tours. First as Head of History at a Grammar School in Manchester and for the past 10 years as partner in Entente Cordiale Battlefield Tours. It was formed in 2007 with the help of his great friend Colin Whitehead. Colin has had an interest in WW1 since he heard about his own Grand-father’s experience with the Salford Pals on the Somme.
Together they bring a compelling blend of knowledge and experience that creates a totally unique battlefield experience for parties large and small.
Entente Cordial Battlefield Tours, now in our TENTH year, grew out our joint passion to preserve the memory of the WW1 battlefields and of those who fought. We believe our tours to be pretty unique. We come highly recommended and guests travel with us time and again. We have welcomed guests from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA. So if you are planning a WW1 battlefield tour of the France, and/or Flanders, or a WW2 battlefield tour of Normandy, then contact us first. You won’t be disappointed as the testimonials of our guests confirm.
Ged reading the Kohima Epitaph at the Menin Gate, June 2017
Together Ged & Colin will put together a never to be forgotten WW1 battlefield or WW2 battlefield experience for your group.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements!