Long held to be a glorious defeat or heroic withdrawal in almost impossible circumstances, the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’ has gained an almost mythical status in British history. The real significance of the evacuation of British and French forces from Dunkirk in 1940 lies in the preservation of sufficient manpower to fight on and thus make possible the Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe only four years later.

This one-day school battlefield tour begins with an examination of the theory and practice of Blitzkrieg and then follows the route of the British army as it fought its way back to the English Channel from its winter position in Flanders and Northern France. Stories of desperate men facing overwhelming odds, courage and heroism in the face of brutality, the morality of warfare and the use of devastating new weapons and tactics will lead inexorably to the beaches of Dunkirk where the final act unfolded in early June 1940.

A two-day tour will allow your students to explore the Fall of France, and Life under Nazi Occupation.

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

GCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
  • OCR
    • Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
    • World depth study: Living under Nazi Rule, 1933–1945
  • WJEC EDQUAS Thematic study: The Development of Warfare in Britain, c.500 to the present day

IGCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel
    • Breadth Study: The changing nature of warfare and international conflict, 1919–2011
    • Themes in breadth with aspects in depth: The changing nature of warfare, 1859–1991: perception and reality
  • Pearson Edexcel Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945

 

Key Themes

Key Themes

• The theory and practice of Blitzkrieg
• The use of new weapons and tactics
• The morality of warfare

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Cassel
  • Peckel Bunker
  • Wormhoudt
  • Bray Dunes
  • Dunkirk

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

Outstanding guides, excellent
administration and itinerary.

- The Grammar School at Leeds