Four long years after the dark days of Dunkirk, Allied forces launched the biggest and most ambitious military operation the world had yet seen with the invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy. Anglia’s tailor-made tours will bring to life stories of courage and fear, disaster and success, as inexperienced soldiers leapt into the darkness of French skies or struggled ashore on bullet-swept beaches.

Your expert guides will examine the complex operation from the British, Canadian, American and German perspectives, visiting a variety of locations along the 50-mile landing zone. Over the course of your school's tour, it is possible to focus on whatever elements of the story are most relevant to your students, from the experience of the men taking on this most daunting of challenges to the uniforms, weapons and equipment utilized, some of it for the very first time.

As with most Anglia battlefield tours, it is possible to combine this visit with others in a wider study of the development of warfare over time – please contact us for more details.

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
  • 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

• Combined Operations and the theory and practice of All Arms warfare
• The use of new weapons and tactics
• Changes in communication on the battlefield
• The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Omaha Beach
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • Bayeux
  • Ste Mere Eglise
  • Arromanches
  • Caen

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • B&B accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

So brilliant – perfectly pitched and
engaged with students.

- Ashcroft Academy