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.
One of the most prevalent myths of the Great War is that it was shaped by inflexible and unimaginative commanders who were unwilling or unable to move away from tried and tested tactics, leading to slaughter on a tragic scale. This notion is not entirely borne out by careful examination of the facts: many of the tactical and technological innovations practiced during the Second World War had first been tested over twenty-five years earlier.
On this 4-day school battlefield tour, Anglia’s guides will lead your students through the various attempts made to break the stalemate around the Ypres Salient, where the flamethrower and poison gas were used in 1915, before moving to the Somme where, in 1916, tanks were deployed for the first time. The tour concludes with a study of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944, and the chance to consider how far tactics and technology had developed by the end of the war.
The guides were fabulous
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