On a damp June morning in 1815, on two low ridges twelve miles south of Brussels, two of the greatest military commanders of all time would meet for the only time: the outcome of the battle fought by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington would prove pivotal in European history and the grand European coalition formed against France would provide a glimpse of future continental unity.
This fully guided two-day battlefield tour will allow your students to explore the battlefield at Waterloo, fought as it was on a site only three miles wide by one deep. Visiting all the key locations, such as Wellington’s headquarters, the Lion Mound with its views of the entire battlefield, and Hougoumont farm, scene of bitter fighting throughout the day, it will be possible to develop students’ understanding of themes such as the development of firepower and tactics over time.
A three-day battlefield tour is also possible, exploring the wider context of the Waterloo campaign, visiting sites such as Quatre-Bras, Ligny and Wavre.
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These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:
The French Revolution
The Changing Nature of Warfare
Warfare Through Time