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Private Peaceful

Tour Introduction

Michael Morpurgo’s hugely successful novel which tells the moving story of Thomas Peaceful has become a popular way of delivering the topic of the Great War to younger pupils.

Anglia’s landmark tour traces the story of the characters in Morpurgo’s book, exploring the issues of life and conditions in the trenches around Ypres and the controversial subject of British military executions.

Highlights of the tour include visits to the Death Cells and Firing Posts in Poperinghe and to the headstone of the real Private Thomas Samuel Peacefull (as it should have been spelled), buried in Bedford House Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, which Michael Morpurgo used as the inspiration for his book.

Tour Information


  • Belgium

Key Locations:

  • Bedford House Cemetery
  • Bayernwald Trenches
  • Ypres
  • Hill 60
  • Poperinghe

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 or 2 days

The tour ran like clockwork

The John Warner School

Price Includes:

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

Topics Supported

This topic supports:

War and British Society

Britain at War

English A module - WW1 and its aftermath

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