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Halsbury Launches New 'History of Warfare' Trips!


We are very pleased to announce that we are now offering trips focused on the history of warfare

These tours will take in Waterloo, the Somme, Ypres and Dunkirk, giving students the opportunity to increase their understanding of war during two or more periods. In visiting the sites of historic battles and the museums that tell their story, history will be brought to life for your students, giving context to the classroom theory. 



In Waterloo, your group will visit Napoleon’s headquarters and the Wellington Museum, finding out how the Napoleonic Wars transformed national militaries from small field forces to ‘nations in arms’. They will learn about how industrialisation allowed for mass production of weaponry, making it easier to equip larger armies. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how the attitudes of civilian populations towards war was beginning to change with the advent of nationalism, meaning that wars were being perceived less as power struggles between monarchs, and more as ‘people’s wars’. 

On the same trip, you will also have the opportunity to visit Ypres and Dunkirk, to learn about warfare during WWI and WWII. Visiting these three locations will mean your students develop a much deeper understanding of how significantly warfare changed in the century between the three periods. They will learn how about the developments in technology and communication that influenced a significant change in tactics. They will also see the differences in the recruitment and training of soldiers. 

Alternatively, you could choose to take a trip to the Somme and Normandy, or Ypres and Dunkirk, to discover just how much warfare changed in the relatively short interwar period. 

As with all our school history trips, we will work closely with you to tailor-make an unforgettable trip that meets all your learning objectives. For further information, or to start planning your next school history trip, please contact us

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