In April 1917 east of Arras, the British Army launched its first major offensive of the year. In the 8 months that followed as tactics and technology developed the British would experience success at Arras, Messines and, for a while, on the Ypres Salient. And yet it is not military success that will perhaps be forever associated with 1917 but the blood-soaked fields of the Battle of Passchendale – whose thick mud eventually became so deep that both men and horses would drown in it.
This fully-guided 2-day tour focuses on key actions of the British Army on the Western Front a century ago.
So brilliant – perfectly pitch and engaged with students
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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