Because of the current situation it is very difficult to travel from Australia to France. Nobody knows for how long it will last but we know that many australians had planned to come or wish to visit the WW1 battlefields in France and/or a grave of a relative.
Considering the situation and living at the heart of the Somme battlefields, we have decided to offer a new online service dedicated to the australians who can't come to us: we come to you !
We offer you a tailor-made Virtual Tour of the battlefields. This is your tour: you choose what you want to see, where you want to go, if you want to follow in the footsteps of a relative, if you want to visit a grave, or go to any specific site then we go on site and make a film specificaly for you and we send it to you.
This is an example of what we can do: let's follow in the footsteps of Pte. Robert Mactier, an australian soldier from the 23rd infantry battalion, in the last days of August 1918 in the Somme...
Filmed with kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Many australians have family members who served on the Western Front, by giving us the information about a soldier who fought there; his full name, his army number, the battalion he fought with - whatever you can find - we will do the research then go and film the places that relate to this person.
We fully understand the importance of being able to see a family member's grave. If you wish to see a specific grave in a cemetery here is what we can do:
It's very easy: first you fill out the form below (it doesn't commit you to anything) and then you will receive a quote from us by email. If you agree with the quote, we go on site to make your film and send it to you (MP4 via "we transfer").
This is a film for Private use only for you, your family and friends.
In the form you can choose anything: the site(s) that you would like to see, the duration of your film, any personnal or specific request, a grave or a memorial to visit, anything is possible: we are not professionnal film makers and we are not based in Hollywood but we will do our best to make your film !
The cost of the film is per minute. With a minimum of 3 minutes to start, then you choose the duration of your film: how long would you like the film to last according to the place(s) you want to see and of course to your budget. We can help and advise if neccessary, note the cost can vary depending on the sites (and the distance between them), the research, etc... In any case you will receive a quote from us.
Each film is for Private Use Only, family members and friends and not aimed to public diffusion.
The entire site, including filming, is covered by french and international legislation on copyright and intellectual property. All rights of reproduction are reserved, including photos, films and any document. Reproduction of all or part of the film is not allowed on any electronic device whitout the permission of "Terres de Memoire". It can be obtained by asking at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each scene and footage is filmed on site by the "Terres de Mémoire" team. We film in accordance with the French regulation and respect of private life, on certain sites filming can be prohibited or an authorization can be requested.