Two day Battlefield Tours

Tour Introduction

By the summer of 1916 the British Army held roughly 80 miles of front line stretching from the pastures of Flanders, through the coal fields of Northern France, to the farmlands of Picardy. Across these differing landscapes the living conditions and the nature of the fighting experienced by men on each side of No Mans’ Land would vary significantly.

On a two-day school battlefield trip with Anglia, your students will have the chance to:

  • Compare the wide-open, predominantly rural, Somme battlefields of 1916,  with the mud and devastation of the Ypres Salient
  • Look at how the nature of the British Army changed as a result of its experiences through the Great War
  • Consider the tactical and technological developments which were brought in as the war progressed

Our two-day battlefield tours also allow more time for personal pilgrimages, the opportunity for you to follow in the footsteps of individuals and units, and time for reflection at the various locations visited.

Tour Information

Destination:

  • Belgium
  • France

Key Locations:

  • Ypres
  • Somme
  • Arras

Transport Options:

  • Coach


Duration:

  • 2 days

I’ve done 15 battlefield tours,
10 with Anglia. They are very
impressive and I wouldn’t
dream of going with anyone
else.

Trinity School, Newbury


Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit


Topics Supported

These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:

War and British Society

Causes and Events of the First World War

Britain, Europe and the Wider World: 1901-Present Day

Britain at War

The Impact and Experience of war in Britain

The Changing Nature of Warfare

Warfare Through Time


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