Breaking the Stalemate & the Last 100 Days – 2 Day Tour

Tour Introduction

This year Anglia is offering a fully-guided 2-day tour which will give your students a chance to look beyond the stalemate of trench warfare and to see how, over the final 12 months  of the Great War, the nature of the fighting on the Western Front changed.

Starting with mine warfare on the Messines Ridge in 1917, through the new German tactics in defence at the end of that year and new offensive tactics at the start of the next, to the development of All Arms warfare and the final Allied advance of Autumn 1918.

This tour will also give your students an opportunity to handle equipment and weaponry and a chance to take part in the daily Last Post under the Menin Gate.

Each member of the group will also receive a copy of Anglia’s unique, high quality aide memoire to The Great War on the Western Front. See a selection of images below:

Tour Information


  • Belgium
  • France

Key Locations:

  • Messines Ridge
  • Tyne Cot
  • Spanboekmolen Crater
  • Tyne Cot CWCG
  • The Menin Gate
  • Zonnebeke
  • Villers - Brettonneux Australian Memorial
  • Heath CWGC Cemetery
  • Maissemy German Cemetery
  • Riqueval Bridge
  • Bony ABMC Cemetery

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 2 days

I have loved working with Anglia Tours over the last five years, it has been an absolute pleasure and some of the best experiences of my career so far are on your tours!

Helena Romanes School

Price Includes:

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

Topics Supported

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

View Sample Itinerary

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