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History Tours 2018 -19

Bringing the curriculum to life


Foreword and Contents

Contents 4



Customer Service


Thematic Studies & Historic Environments

9 Medicine 10 Crime and Punishment 11 Warfare 12 Battlefield Tours

One-day battlefield tours

Battlefield Study tours

Two-day battlefield tours

Surgery and Treatment on the Western Front UK First World War tours 1918 Centenary tours

15 Forgotten Heroes 14-19 16 Development of Warfare 17 The Normandy Landings 18 International Relations


Life in Nazi Germany

Road to Power

Cold War Berlin The GDR

Road to the Holocaust

Auschwitz and Krakow

22 Safety Management System 23 FAQs

Steve Roberts working with Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation.

Foreword Imagine knowing little or no information about the role your relatives played in the First or Second World War – not an uncommon experience for many people of diaspora communities of former Commonwealth countries – only to complete that part of your family history while on a battlefield tour. This was the unintended experience of two Muslim sisters on the Remembering the Fallen tour in November last year with Anglia Tours and Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation – details of which you will find at page 15. After seeing familiar names engraved on memorials, the sisters were inspired to probe the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with the helpful assistance of an Anglia tour guide. Remarkably, they discovered where their grandmother’s brother served, fell and was buried. They immediately delivered the news to their elderly grandmother who, before then, believed that there were no formal records of her brother, that he must have died somewhere in Europe, and that he did not receive a proper burial. In fact, he served and was buried in Basra, Iraq during WW2 and his service record and family tree was sufficiently detailed that they could identify him with certainty. For these two sisters, taking the tour brought the reality of their relatives’ experience of, and contribution to, the Second World War to life. Consider then, as we approach the end of the Centenary of The Great War, the immense value of taking young people to see, touch and feel the undeniable records, cemeteries and memorials that display the true diversity of the war effort, while teaching them how soldiers and labourers of all backgrounds came together, as brothers-in-arms. Young Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and others – who are increasingly exposed to divisive narratives that question their identity and belonging in Europe today – will find the confidence to say “yes, we were there too!”, equipping them with the knowledge to challenge those who deny the role that their ancestors played towards the history and security of the continent in which they live. As Anglia Tours Chairman, Colonel Alain Chissel recognises in his introduction, while the Remembering the Fallen tour is especially important for Muslims, learning about our shared heritage it isn’t solely for Muslims – and Remembering the Fallen highlights the contributions of more than just the Muslims’ contributions. Young indigenous Europeans will learn of the heroic bravery and compassion of decorated soldiers and labourers of different backgrounds, nations, cultures and beliefs, who came to the aid of the Allies in a war that was not of their own making. The team at Anglia Tours understands the value of taking children out of the classroom to bring history to life, while giving them rewarding and meaningful experiences. And at Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, we believe we can inspire a new dialogue which promotes understanding, respect and social cohesio