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This tour focuses on the non-combatants who served in the Great War with courage and distinction, and looks at the moral and ethical aspects of war that are often neglected.

How did these non-combatants grapple with matters of faith and conscience amidst the horrors of war?

On this Ypres-based tour, we focus in depth on the hardships, dilemmas and daily challenges faced by the Padres who were deployed in support of troops on the Western Front, and link them and their role with recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the Peace Settlement


  • AQA Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894–1918
  • 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


  • Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE: Depth Study: The First World War, 1914-18

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

  • The concept of the ‘Just War’
  • Morals and ethics in war
  • The role of padres in the First World War
  • Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors
  • The role of stretcher bearers in the First World War

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Lijssenthoek
  • Sanctuary Wood
  • Talbot House
  • St George's Church
  • Tyne Cot

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

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- Priory School