The Changing Nature of Warfare

3 days /2nights

From only £209pp

Overview

3 days /2nights From only £209pp

This tour helps pupils to chart the evolution of warfare from the Napoleonic era to the industrialised warfare of the Second World War. By revealing the sites of three important periods in warfare, it allows your students to draw comparisons and gain a greater understanding of the developments in artillery, tactics and communication.

Curriculum focus

  • Edexcel History B (Unit 1): The changing nature of warfare in Britain c50AD to present day
  • OCR GCSE History B: (unit A015) Causes and events of the First World War c1890-1918

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Eurotunnel/ferry crossing
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Twin rooms for leaders
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart school. Travel to Waterloo for an afternoon battlefield tour. Learn about military tactics, the different weapons used, and discover the strongholds that influenced the outcome of the war.

  • Day 2

    Visit the Wellington Museum; chosen as British Military Headquarters, where the Duke of Wellington lodged before the battle. Travel to Ypres. Three hour guided tour of the sites of the Salient. Learn about trench warfare and discover how military tactics changed during WWI. Then visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony.

  • Day 3

    Depart Ypres to return to Calais. En route visit Operation Dynamo Museum to discover the story of the Battle of Dunkirk. Continue to La Coupole Museum, a huge underground bunker designed by the Nazis to prepare, store and launch V2 rockets. Return to the UK.

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