Over the course of the Great War, India would send more than 140,000 men to the Western Front. They came from across the Indian sub-continent, from diverse religious, linguistic, and ethnic cultures - by the Armistice, 8,550 of them had been killed, a further 50,000 wounded.

This school history tour has been designed to focus on actions involving units and men from the Indian Corps, placing them within the wider context of life and conditions on the Western Front. With visits to sites around Ypres and Neuve Chapelle, your students will have the chance to see for themselves the huge contribution made by these men and an opportunity to see, handle and dress in some of the equipment they used. As well as providing an insight into the experiences of the Indian Corps, this tour also dispels some myths about the war.

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Tour Details

Topics Supported

Topics Supported

This tour is designed to support modules covering:

  • War And British Society
  • Causes And Events Of The First World War
  • 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

Key Themes

Key Themes

• The nature of trench warfare
• Life in the trenches
• The uniform, equipment and weapons of an Indian soldier
• The changing role of the Indian Corps on the Western Front
• The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Menin Gate
  • Grootebeke Cemetery
  • Neuve Chapelle Indian Memorial

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

When we got back to the school, all the parents had heard the message from them that they had had ‘the best time ever'

- Sherfield School