Terror Raids on Britain

2 days /1 night

Overview

2 days /1 night

From June 1944 to March 1945, a total of 22,384 V1 rockets were launched, mostly on England – 10,492 on London alone. This tour highlights how close the German army came to the British border and investigates some of the weapons used towards the end of the war. Groups visiting La Coupole Museum will not only experience a bunker designed to fire V2 rockets but also learn what impact the war had on man being able to visit space and on today’s technology. And at Eperlecques Blockhouse pupils will see an authentic launch pad with a V1 rocket ready for take off

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Curriculum focus

  • War and British Society
  • 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

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Calais. Visit the Calais War Museum, located in the former HQ of the German Navy. The museum depicts life in the important port during the siege of Calais 1940-44. Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and visit La Coupole Museum, once a huge underground bunker designed by the Nazis to launch V2 rockets. Afternoon visit to Eperlecques Blockhouse, a bunker with both V1 and V2 rocket bases. Here pupils will see an authentic launch pad with a V1 ready for take-off. Board coach and return to school.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Close to the “East Mole” and the evacuation beaches the museum located in Bastion 32, the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo.