To meet an ever growing demand to include a more active component in our standard battlefield tours, Anglia has developed a series of battlefield walks. Each of these comprises a planned walk over battlefield terrain, with stops carefully selected to cover thematic or narrative components, chosen for their relevance to curriculum needs or the ground you are covering.

Whether it be the Redan and Hawthorn Ridges on the Somme, where so many died in tragic circumstances on 1st July 1916, Bazentin Ridge, where the British Army demonstrated the dramatic progress made just two weeks later, or the Passchendaele Memorial Walk from Zonnebeke to Tyne Cot, following the route taken by the ANZACs in October 1917, these walks allow your students to stretch their legs whilst exploring the ground in more detail than a traditional coach-based tour can allow.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the Peace Settlement

GCSE

  • AQA Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894–1918
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE: Depth Study: The First World War, 1914-18
  • Pearson Edexcel:
    • Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
    • IGCSE: Historical investigation: The origins and course of the First World War, 1905-1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
    • British Study: Britain in Peace and War, 1900–1918

SQA

  • National 5:Historical Study: The Era of the Great War, 1900–1928

A Level

  • Pearson Edexcel: Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
    • Non-British Period Study: International Relations 1890–1941 

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • Causes of the First World War
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The role of women
  • The uniform, equipment, and weapons of a British Tommy
  • German cemetery ethos: the role of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgrӓberfürsorge (VDK)
  • The role of the Commonwealth and former Empire
  • The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Kitchener's Army and the Pals Battalions
  • Recruitment
  • The Plan
  • ‘Going over the top’
  • 1st July 1916
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The development of Mine warfare on the Western Front
  • The Somme – a British victory? 
  • young soldiers
  • VCs
  • Military discipline in the Great War: Courts Martial; punishment and executions

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Redan Ridge
  • Hawthorn Ridge
  • Bazentin Ridge
  • Zonnebeke
  • Tyne Cot

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation *
  • Pre-tour presentation *
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary *
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

The whole trip was fantastic and our tour guides Nick and Tim were friendly and enthusiastic, providing many interesting facts about the locations we visited. It was a great opportunity to go on this trip which taught us about the war, the hardship our soldiers endured and providing insight and enlightenment