A school history trip to Liverpool offers your students the opportunity to learn about strategic importance of this port city throughout the centuries and particularly during WW2!
Like nearby Manchester, Liverpool’s prominence rose greatly during the Industrial Revolution, when it became a major port in transatlantic trade, particularly in sugar and slaves.
Its strategic importance was recognised by both Churchill and Hitler, leading Liverpool to play an important role in the Second World War. The Battle of the Atlantic was planned, fought and won from Liverpool. The city also suffered a blitz second only to that experienced in London, showing that the Nazis understood how important the city was to the Allies.