November 13, 2011 9:15 PM
Insight Vacations will, as part of its commitment to The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation, sponsor the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology on a new archaeological project on the site of the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin in the town of Peronne in the Somme region of France.
The project is part of Insight Vacations’ on-going partnership with University of Glasgow’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, a pioneering initiative to uncover and preserve some of Europe’s most important battlefield sites. The Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin project, which began excavation this past September, is focusing on St. Quentin Wood, which was the scene of intense fighting between Australian and German troops in August and September in 1918. The battle played a key role in the final defeat of the Germans on the Western Front, however, until now, it has never been subject to any form of archaeological investigation leaving artifacts undiscovered and many questions yet to be answered.
“Veteran’s Day is vital to the memory of the sacrifices and achievements made by those who have served their countries and we feel it is important to learn from the lessons of past conflicts and wars,” said Marc Kazlauskas, president of Insight Vacations. “This is why we are extremely proud of our partnership with the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, as the archaeological component of our battlefield projects will provide the basis for the creation of a heritage trail and from this we hope to provide a greater understanding of the impact of war on our history.” For more information, call 714-937-4990 or visit www.insightvacations.com.