Surgery and Treatment on the Western Front

Tour Introduction

The Great War was fought by mass armies, utilising weapons which caused unprecedented damage to soldiers’ bodies. These weapons and the awful conditions in which men served, presented new challenges to the medical profession. In response, new ways of treating the wounded had to be found and new technologies developed.

For those studying Pearson Edexcel’s GCSE History Option 11: The British Sector of the Western Front 1914-18: Injuries, Treatment and the Trenches, Anglia is delighted to offer a tour which provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the warfare context and historical environment of Medicine on the Western Front. This tour will bring the topic alive for students, helping them to visualise the more physical problems of the environment in a way which a text book cannot.

Tour Information


  • Belgium
  • France

Key Locations:

  • Ypres
  • Somme

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 day

Endorsement Statement:

This itinerary has been reviewed by the awarding body to ensure that it is capable of enhancing the teaching and learning process for the related Pearson qualification.

The review confirms that the itinerary supports the content of GCSE History Option 11: The British Sector of the Western Front 1914-18: Injuries, Treatment and the Trenches and that the locations covered in each visit and the key outcomes to be delivered as part of each visit are capable of enriching the overall learning experience of this course.

Endorsement does not cover the Tour Operator nor does it cover the suitability of the tour guide who delivers this itinerary. The suitability and delivery of the tour are not the responsibility of Pearson and participants are referred to the Tour Operator's confirmation and booking.

Endorsement of an itinerary does not cover any of the options associated with this Pearson qualification or any other resources produced by the Tour Operator to support the qualification or that will be used to deliver the tour. Whilst Pearson is satisfied that the itinerary and the tour itself are capable of enriching and supporting the achievement of the qualification, the official specification is the only authoritative source in respect of the qualification content and should, be used for definitive guidance to ensure that all learning objectives are fulfilled.

Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

Topics Supported

This tour is specifically designed to support:

Edexcel GCSE - Thematic Study with Historic Environment: The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

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