Over the course of the Great War India would send more than 140,000 men to the Western Front. They came from across the Indian sub-continent, from diverse religious, linguistic, and ethnic cultures – by the Armistice 8,550 of them had been killed, a further 50,000 wounded.
This school history tour has been designed to focus on actions involving units and men from the Indian Corps placing them within the wider context of life and conditions on the Western Front. With visits to sites around Ypres and Neuve Chapelle, your students will have the chance to see for themselves the huge contribution made by these men and an opportunity to see, handle and dress in some of the equipment they used. As well as providing an insight into the experiences of the Indian Corps this tour also dispels some myths about the war.
When we got back to the school, all the parents had heard the message from them that they had had ‘the best time ever'
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