This fully-guided 1-day tour focuses on the two major offensives launched by the British Army on the Ypres Salient 100 years ago. Offensives which would quite literally change the landscape of Flanders and leave traces which a clearly visible to visitors a century on.
On the Messines Ridge we first offer the chance to view the front lines as they were in June 1917, before then looking in more detail at how over 900,000 lbs of explosive detonated under the German positions was key to delivering initial success. We then follow the progress made by the British Army in the summer of 1917 tracing the 3rd Battle of Ypres from its opening salvos through to its culmination on the ridge at Passchendaele.
This tour also includes a chance to visit the Memorial Museum Passchendale 1917 where they will be a chance to view and handle period equipment and for one member of the group to dress in Great War uniform.
One of the best trips we do. Booking again for next year.
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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