Commonwealth and World War 1
3 days/2 night from only £189pp
The Commonwealth forces fought on all fronts, but the only time when they all came together on one front was on the Somme in the summer of 1916, where all the countries, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, fought within a few short miles of each other.
The Australians were engaged in a ferocious battle in a pretty little village called Pozieres, where they suffered over 50% casualties. Literally about 1 mile North of them the Canadians came into the fight at Le Sars and Courcelette. About 2 miles to their East, the Indians of the Deccan Horse, The South African Brigade, and New Zealanders fought in and around Bloody High Wood and Delville Wood known as Devil’s Wood. Needless to say they all suffered grievously, and there are memorials to all nations.
This tour to the Somme focuses on the Commonwealth forces’ involvement in the Great War and their massive impact on the final victory. It is led by a specialist guide and supports the Government’s initiative to encourage students to learn about the role of the Commonwealth countries who fought.
Day 1, Travel to the Somme.
Day 2, Full day with your guide in and around the Somme – including visits to Pozieres – Le Sars – Courcelette – High Wood and Delville Wood.
Day 3, Morning visit to the Somme 1916 Museum. Depart Albert and return to school.
[/table] Curriculum focus:
- KS3 curriculum’s changing nature of conflict and cooperation between countries
- OCR GCE History A: Peace and War. International Relations 1890 – 1941
- OCR GCSE History B: Causes and events of the First World War (1890-1918)
This tour support the Government’s initiative for students to learn about the role of the Commonwealth and former Empire countries who fought in the war.
Feel free to contact us to tailor your own tour. 0845 130 6070
✓ Use of the coach during the tour
✓ Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
✓ Accommodation on a B&B basis
✓ Multi-bedded rooms for students
✓ Single/twin rooms for leaders
✓ Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
✓ Comprehensive travel pack
✓ 1:10 leader place ratio