In August (10-19th) 2019 we held the first in a series of Conferences-Seminars on “Malaya at War” followed by an eight day battle sites tour visiting the Japanese landing site at Kota Bharu, and many historic WWII sites throughout the Malaysian peninsula such as Penang, Taipang, Sungai Siput, Ipoh, Papan, Batu Gajah, Kampar, Port Dickson, Gemas, Segamat, Muar and Parit Sulong.
The next in the series will be held in September (4th-13th) 2020 and cover the final days of defence of Johor then follow the line of advance of the Japanese onto Sigapore Island leading to the surrender of the Allied Forces at 17:15 Thursday 15th February 1942.
Professor Brian P Farrell – Professor of Military History at the National University of Singapore and a world expert on the Malayan Campaign of WWII will be the guest presenter at Johor on the week-end of 5-6th September. He will be presenting the history of the final days on peninsula and the fighting that followed on Singapore before so called “Fortress Singapore” was surrendered by General Officer Commanding Malaya Lt General Arthur Percival to Lt General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the 25th Imperial Japanese Army.
You may express your interest in this Seminar and post Battlesites visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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The release of the full itinerary and costing for this departure due on the 8th July. By a double click on the “flyer” you’ll be directed to a hyperlink in blue text entitled “battle of britain”, a click here will take you to a very detailed daily itinerary and the final page that gives you all the inclusions on tour.
I thought I would start by introducing you to some passionate military historians and battlefield guides who can spend weeks, if not months, of each year walking and guiding interested people across the battlefield sites of the world. I was invited to join the Guild after having worked in association with a fellow member. We were touring the Western Front with a Battlefield Study Group from ADFA – RMC (Australian Defence Force Academy – Royal Military College Duntroon Canberra) when I was invited to consider membership. Why may you ask ? Well it’s as simple as being tested and put through the hoops, and being qualified by your peers, proving to yourself you know what you’re talking about and can deliver it in the field to clients in a way that brings the battlefield alive, they feel it, touch it and can even smell the battles of old. Many people visit battlefields for varying reasons – general interest, to study history in the raw, or follow in their relatives’ foot steps. What’s important is to do it with a professional battlefields guide. The Guild’s website tells the complete story: gbg-international.com Cheers, Dennis – Old Sea Dog Weathers
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. If you’re interested in military history you have come to the right site.
For now, we are still in the process of getting set up and prepared, but shortly you will be able to peruse the website where you shall be able to access a full range of our scheduled battlefield tours, one-off unique destination departures, individual battlefield tours, and news of upcoming projects and events.
All our tours are fully created, prepared and escorted by our knowledgeable and fully qualified international travel experts. We cover all corners of the globe, battlefields and conflicts from the last century and beyond, and believe in delivering a quality experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.
So, please hang on, keep checking back and watch as this page evolves .. Cheers, Dennis