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School History Tours Studying the Second World War

Tour Introduction

At Anglia Tours, we work with you to design a tailor-made tour which meets your specific needs to support what you are teaching in class. We ask what you want your students to see and experience and build the tour around these needs to deliver a thought-provoking and engaging trip. France offers a rich choice of locations that can help your students better understand the military operations of the Second World War, and closer to home we can help them to understand how the war affected the nation from 1939 to 1945.

With Anglia Tours, you can take a one or two day tour to learn the significance of the evacuation of British and French forces from Dunkirk in 1940. Your guide will not only tell stories of heroism but will discuss the morality of warfare and the development of weapons and tactics at key locations along this stretch of coast.

Your expert Anglia guide will bring to life the human stories of courage and fear during the invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy, describing how inexperienced soldiers struggled ashore or dropped from the skies in this daring military operation which altered the course of the Second World War. Your visit will take you to a variety of locations along the 50 mile landing zone of the Normandy beaches to take in sites of battle, cemeteries and fascinating museums dedicated to the invasion.

In the UK, you can understand the Second World War from the point of view of the British Nation with Anglia’s Home Front and London and the Second World War. Both tours are based in London and cover the effects of the Blitz, rationing, the morality of war and how the nation rallied during this time.

There is so much more to cover across the period of 1939 to 1945. Anglia Tours offers a range of fully-guided tours to Germany, covering the period from a political of view; how could this happen and what was life like in Nazi Germany? We also provide a fully-guided tour to Krakow to cover the Holocaust. All of our tours are accompanied by an experienced guide chosen for their expert knowledge and ability to engage with your students, helping them develop their understanding of this most emotive of subjects.

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View Sample Itinerary

Click the link below to view example itineraries of specific Second World War tours:

1 Day London & the Second World War – walking tour

Why Anglia Tours?

  • An Anglia tour is an unrivalled educational experience, because we approach everything from our customers to our locations with the utmost diligence and care.
  • Our measured approach to creating immersive experiences for students is the reason why Anglia is the market leader in fully guided history trips for UK schools.
  • We work closely with you to design a bespoke itinerary that meets the specific needs of your class. We build the tour around the exact requirements of your group, creating an experience that’s exhilarating, thought provoking and guaranteed to leave a profound impact on students.
  • The fact that our travel expert remain with the group throughout the tour means we can offer programmes which enable schools to achieve more in less time. With our guides leading the way, not a second is wasted. It’s the Anglia standard.

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Tour Information


  • France
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Poland

Key Locations:

  • London
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland

Transport Options:

  • Coach; air


  • 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day

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