2017 Battlefield Tour:
The Doughboys

September 2-7, 2017, Registrations have closed


Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace:
Battlefield Tour on the Western Front

Along the Western Front in what were once places of devastating violence, we now see landscapes of great beauty, a testament to peace and remembrance. Join another venture to the Great War battlefields with the National World War I Museum and Memorial and experience the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I with an inspiring journey to the Western Front and areas of American involvement!

In 2017 the Museum and Battle Honours — who led our successful ventures to Gallipoli and Italy — will explore the Marne to Cantigny, visiting well-known locales and lesser-known spots. Immerse yourself in spectacular scenery while we draw upon iconic doughboy memoirs of the Great War. In conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918, the tour will be led by Clive Harris and Mike St Maur Sheil.


View the full planned itinerary of the 2017 battlefield tour

Looking for more information? We’ll be sending out emails to confirmed passengers soon. Not a confirmed passenger? Call Haley Sheriff at hsheriff@theworldwar.org or 816.888.8153.

$1,800 per person (payable in two installments - due by July 1, 2017)


The cost for the 2017 Battlefield Tour includes:
  • Pick up and drop off in Paris, coach, driver, and 2 guides throughout tour
  • 5 nights half board accommodation
It does not include:
  • Flights to and from Paris
  • Lunches


If you didn’t join us in 2016, take a look at our trip to the Italian Front.



About Clive Harris

Raised in Hertfordshire, Clive developed a lifelong fascination with history. He spent seven years with the Royal Corps of Signals, serving operationally overseas with the 1st Armoured Division in BAOR — an Infantry attachment with the Royal Green Jackets, in Cyprus, Germany, and France — and finally taking an instructors post in the Signals Wing of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On leaving the army he joined his local Constabulary, serving eleven years in their Force Operations Room as a specialist communications officer and control room manager. In 1998 he began working as a speaker, writer, researcher, and battlefield guide and since then has guided groups to the Somme, Ypres, Arras, Mons, Cambrai, The Hindenburg Line, Verdun, and Gallipoli for the Great War, as well as Normandy, Arnhem, The Italian Campaign, and of course the London Blitz for the Second World War. Clive is a Badged Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (No33) and also a member of the British Commission for Military History.

About Mike St Maur Sheil

After studying Geography at Oxford, in the early 1970's Mike began his career as a photo-journalist covering 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Here he became associated with the New York picture agency, Black Star, and over thirty years later he is still in the fortunate position of being paid to do what he loves doing - taking photographs. Mike has visited over 60 countries around the world, working for a wide range of clients such as ABC-TV, BBC, Anti-Slavery International, British Red Cross, European Commission, National Geographic, New York Times, Shell, Time, and Time Life.