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Surgery & Treatment on the Western Front Living History Day

Tour Introduction

Designed to support GCSE modules focussing on treatment and care of the wounded on the Western Front, Anglia’s ‘Surgery & Treatment’ Living History days will educate, engage and entertain your students. Each event is delivered, in character, by one of our team of highly experienced historical interpreters and is supported by an extensive selection of period uniforms, weaponry and kit.

These sessions will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • trench construction and trench warfare
  • health and hygiene in the trenches
  • the role of the Regimental stretcher bearers and the RAMC
  • battlefield wounds / injuries and treatment on the battlefields
  • the casualty evacuation process: RAP, ADS, triage, CCS, base hospital, UK hospital – from front line to Blighty
  • new ways of treating the wounded and new technologies

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Tour Information


  • Your school

Key Locations:

  • Classroom based session

Transport Options:

  • NA


  • 1 day

Brilliant – would love to do it all again next year

Burgate School

Price Includes:

  • Tailor-made programme
  • Historical interpreters
  • Full or half day sessions
  • Fully-authentic period uniforms and equipment
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

Topics Supported

These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:

Trench warfare and trench construction.

Issues of health and hygiene in the trenches

The nature of battlefield wounds

Medical treatment on the battlefield

The Chain of Evacuation

How do you move casualties and where to?

The role of the RAMC

Infection, trauma and blood loss

Gas - its effects and treatment

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