We are offering in 2019/20:
- San Pietro & Cassino
- Lawrence of Arabia's War
- BAG Normandy
The most ferocious battle of the Second World War Italian Campaign raged across a mountainous battlefield 30 miles wide and 10 miles deep. We are planning a wide-ranging and systematic survey of the stone sangars, concrete emplacements, bunkers, pillboxes, fortified buildings, observation posts, cave shelters, deep dugouts, and underground tunnels that remain from the battle. Project Information Page. Recruiting now for first field season in May 2019.
Though our ten-year investigation of the archaeological remains of Lawrence of Arabia’s War is now complete, we are organising battlefield tours centred on our discoveries. We go into the deserts of southern Jordan, Seven Pillars of Wisdom in hand, to see the railway stations, blockhouses, hilltop forts, trenches, breastworks, and abandoned camps of the war between the Ottoman Turks and the Bedouin Arabs that turned T E Lawrence into an international celebrity. Project Information page.
Battlefield Archaeology Group Normandy. Operation COBRA was a resounding success for the allied forces on their path to liberating France in the summer of 1944, a key turning point of the history of the Second World War. Those days of fast moving actions between 25th and 30th of July saw the beginning of the final collapse of German occupation in France, yet these events are surprisingly overlooked, the exact battle sites undocumented and in some cases un-located, lost to the overgrown hedge lines and sunken lanes of Normandy. BAG Normandy uncovers the evidence for these activities. Project Information Page
Note: Fitness Levels
MHL is determined to give participants the very best and most memorable experiences possible. Our hotels, transport, and meals will always be among the best that local conditions can provide. We recognise that some people will be more adventurous and resilient than others, so we grade each event according to the level of activity and fitness required to enjoy them:
- Level One Events involve long days of about 8 hours' activity. Participants will need to be able to walk five miles or more a day, climb challenging slopes, and occasionally get wet.
- Level Two Events have longer breaks and finish each day by tea time. Some days will require three miles or more walking and some gentle slopes, but evenings will usually be spent indoors, unless there is something exceptional to be seen.
- Level Three Events are for those who do not want to or cannot walk very far. Viewpoints (or 'stands' as we call them) will be as close to vehicle stops as possible and slopes will be minimal.