WWI: Behind The Front Lines
One of our First World War School Trips
The trenches of the Western Front did not operate in isolation. Stretching back from the front were communication and supply lines, field hospitals and facilities for soldiers, both wounded and able, to rest and recuperate from the stresses of warfare.
This tour looks at how the war was fought in practical terms and also includes some of the darker decisions that prevailed throughout the war years, with a look at the cells where British soldiers, condemned to death by firing squad for refusing to fight, were held.
Highlights and locations on this tour can easily be incorporated into a more expansive trip to Ypres and the Somme.
Suggested School Trip Itinerary
Day 1 Drive to Ypres via your choice of Channel crossing. Visit the award-winning In Flanders Fields museum and attend the Last Post ceremony.
Day 2 Poperinge, Toc H and Town Hall, & the Lijssenthoek Hospital and Military Cemetery.
Day 3 Ypres/Passchendaele. Sanctuary Wood preserved trenches and museum, Hooge Crater, Tyne Cot cemetery, Return to UK.
Contact us to tailor this trip for your group.
Associated Destinations : Belgium & Northern France