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By the summer of 1916 the British Army held roughly 80 miles of front line stretching from the pastures of Flanders, through the coal fields of Northern France, to the farmlands of Picardy. Across these differing landscapes the living conditions and the nature of the fighting experienced by men on each side of No Mans’ Land would vary significantly.

On a two-day school battlefield trip with Anglia, your students will have the chance to:

  • Compare the wide-open, predominantly rural, Somme battlefields of 1916, with the mud and devastation of the Ypres Salient
  • Look at how the nature of the British Army changed as a result of its experiences through the Great War
  • Consider the tactical and technological developments which were brought in as the war progressed

Our two-day battlefield tours also allow more time for personal pilgrimages, the opportunity for you to follow in the footsteps of individuals and units, and time for reflection at the various locations visited.

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


  • 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

  • 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
  • The treatment of casualties, medical advances

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Bayernwald
  • Poperinghe
  • Hill 60
  • Langemarck 
  • Vancouver Corner
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
  • Tyne Cot - Remembrance
  • Sunken Lane
  • Newfoundland Memorial Park
  • Auchonvillers
  • Ulster Tower
  • Lochnagar Crater
  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
  • Notre Dame de Lorette
  • ‘Ring of Remembrance’
  • Carrière Wellington
  • Faubourg D’Amiens
  • Arras Memorial to the Missing
  • Vimy Ridge

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Hotel/Hostel 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

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.

Student - Farmors School