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Waterloo, Ypres and Dunkirk

Tour Introduction

To support Thematic studies focusing on Warfare and British Society, Anglia has created a range of tours exploring the relationship between war and society and the changing nature and experience of warfare itself.

Examining the industrialisation of warfare, this 4-day tour begins in Belgium with the story of one of the most significant single-day battles in European history. At Waterloo the Grand Armies of the early modern age would be seen for the last time, as mass infantry and cavalry charges met concentrated artillery and volley fire from massed ranks of muskets. The need to seek cover from industrial firepower would become apparent in the Great War one hundred years later and the tour will explore how the Great Powers responded to this relatively new and unexpected form of warfare and the challenges it posed, considering the realities of trench warfare and the new technologies and tactics designed to break the stalemate.

The theories and practice of Blitzkrieg and the experience of British soldiers in 1940 will bring this tour to a fitting conclusion as we follow the route of the retreating Allied troops to Dunkirk.


Tour Information


  • Belgium
  • France

Key Locations:

  • Waterloo
  • Lion Mound
  • Hougoumont
  • Bayernwald Trenches
  • Tyne Cot
  • Langemarck German Cemetery
  • Menin Gate
  • Cassel
  • Peckel Bunker
  • Bray Dunes
  • Dunkirk

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 4 days

It is great that the tour guide takes the lead

The John Warner School

Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • B&B accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An exclusive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

Topics Supported

These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:

Thematic study: Warfare and British Society

War and British Society

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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