History Tours | 2010 -11 Bringing the new curriculum to life
“The testimony of my students over the last decade indicates the extent to which these trips have brought the past to life for them; I can think of no more fitting recommendation for Anglia’s work than this” Dr Mark Perrott, King Edward VI, Chelmsford
Foreword by Rob Furlong Head of VIth Form Thomas Telford School As a long standing customer of Anglia Battlefield Tours, I am delighted to have been invited to write the foreword for their new brochure and to endorse the excellent work they do. I have always been passionately committed to the value of historical visits for students. Over the last 20 years I have organised numerous trips across Europe and Britain, to the Battlefields of the First & Second World Wars, Berlin, Auschwitz and Northern Ireland. Five years ago I was looking for a new company to work with, I found Anglia and have used them for every trip since. I would never consider using anyone else.
Why? History, like many subjects, is under pressure to maintain student numbers at GCSE and to deliver exam success. As we all know, the key to achieving success is to make History relevant to students, to engender in them a deeper understanding of and empathy with the past. Consequently there is no substitute to standing on the ground where some of the most important events in History took place. Equally important is ensuring they have a guide who is able both to inspire and to challenge them. Anglia are peerless when it comes to this most vital element of the trip. I have always found their guides not just experts in their field but also able to make the topic accessible to all students. Their enthusiasm is readily transmitted to all. They also bring an added dimension when it comes to military history. With many of their guides having served in the armed forces they speak with an eloquence and experience of soldiering that students always find fascinating.
School trip organisers have a clear responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of all students in their charge. When choosing a tour company close attention has to be paid to assessing risk, to finding a reliable operator who can manage the logistics of transporting and accommodating large numbers of students; an operator who can anticipate and resolve potential difficulties and one who will react calmly to unforeseen emergencies. In my experience, Anglia are once again peerless. No matter what the issue, however small, they can be counted on to provide first class support and advice with a cool head and calm assuredness. The experience of those Sixth form students we took to Berlin in the summer of 2009 is testament to the value of these trips. Although the concepts and complexity of the Cold War have traditionally been difficult for students to grasp, the level of understanding this year is much improved. When asked why they cite the visit and the guide as key to this.
Anglia provide quality from the start to the finish of every tour they run. I recommend them without reservation or hesitation. If you are contemplating running a trip for your students, and I urge you to, then start by speaking to Anglia Battlefield Tours Ltd. You will be glad you did and so will your students! ‘Feedback from pupils, staff and parents on our trip has been excellent. Well done ABT’ Taverham High School ‘The programme was brilliantly connected to our syllabus. Thank you once more for bringing this touching period in our history to life’ The Tiffin Girls School
Cover image: Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) Menashe Kadishman, Jewish Museum Berlin. See page 8 for tour options to Berlin.
Lady Butler’s “Man of Kent” reproduced by kind permission of the trustees of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
Contents 6 Peace and War 10 Britain at War 16 Morality, race and persecution 20 Medieval Europe 22 UK based tours 25 Our commitment to you 26 Safety Management
Introduction I would like to formally welcome you to our 2010 - 2011 history brochure. The new format has gone down well with schools and our transition from a battlefields tour company to a rounded and credible history tour company is now complete. This February has for the first time seen us taking more tours to Berlin and Eastern Europe than to the Somme and Ypres. The trend is set to continue for 2010 and well into the future. In addition, we have seen a large increase in cross curricular tours involving Geography, Maths, Science, RS, Photography and of course Literature. With the expertise of our 50 plus guides we are probably the only company in the UK that can handle this upsurge in guided cross curricular tours that fully meet your requirements. This year has been a difficult one for everybody, but there is now light at the end of the tunnel and we at ABT feel that we have emerged stronger and more competitive as a result. I hope you enjoy the brochure and I look forward to seeing you at some point in the near future.
Colonel Alain Chissel TD Director Anglia Battlefield Tours Ltd
Why let us take your school or college on a guided history tour? At ABT each of our tours is individually designed, with locations chosen in consultation with you and your team that make the best use of your time on the ground. Once you contact ABT you will be given an allocated Desk officer to help you through the process of booking and organising your tour. They will be available to answer any questions you may have and to liaise with your allocated guides concerning any matters of the tour. Our aim is to visit every school either before you book to discuss your requirements, at the pre tour presentation for parents, students and staff or actually on the ground on tour as part of our quality control procedures. You will be well looked after throughout the entire process.
Our guides ABT now has well over fifty guides with a balance of ex Armed Services personnel and former teachers that mean we can give you the exact tour that your school requires, be it the soldierâ€™s perspective on the Somme, Ypres and the D-Day Landings to the more academic approach required for an A/AS level tour to Berlin or Krakow. Our guides are the bedrock upon which we have built our reputation over the years and are recognised throughout the industry as being amongst the best in the UK. They all have that ability to engage with young people that brings schools back to us time and again. When you book with us you know you are getting experts helping you through the entire process from our office staff through to our guides delivering on the ground.
Pre tour presentation In order to keep our prices down, for our battlefield tours to the Ypres Salient and the Somme, ABT has produced a high quality professionally made 40 minute DVD that can be shown at a parents evening as well as to students in classrooms before they go. The DVD gives a detailed insight into the tour and more importantly how we as a company deliver on the ground. It also deals with the administration aspects of the tour and it has been very well received indeed by schools that have used it in lieu of a personal presentation. Schools are more than welcome to request a personal presentation instead of the film but this will involve a very small additional cost. Your Desk Officer will be able to give you more details. For residential tours to the battlefields of three days or more we will continue to personally give the pretour presentations. If you are a new customer to ABT, we will give a pre-tour presentation for your first battlefield tour at no extra charge. For all other residential history tours (Berlin, Krakow etc), we will continue to give a personal pre-tour presentation at your school.
Study materials For most of our tours students and staff are provided with a very high quality and comprehensive information booklet which support the themes covered in the tour.
Discounts & Bonuses We have always appreciated the importance of providing real value for money. This year as well as continuing to offer Assisted Places we have introduced a Loyalty Bonus for existing customers who re-book with us and are please to announce a Multiple Bookings Discount scheme for schools who book more than one tour with us in a year. Please contact our office staff for further details.
Peace and War:
International Relations 1900 -1991 The themes of conflict and peace define the twentieth century. From the posturing imperialism of the Great Powers, through the cataclysmic events of two global wars and the tensions of Cold War, to the struggle against international terrorism that dominated the final decades of the century, the world we live in has been shaped by periods of extreme violence punctuated by all too short interludes of peace. These tours are designed to support the changing specifications for GCSE and post-16 allowing students to develop their understanding of the key themes of the twentieth century.
Germany 1918 -1991 Study materials available
Munich, Nuremberg & Obersalzburg For those studying Germany between 1918 - 1945 ANGLIA is delighted to offer programmes which focus not only on the cities of Munich and Nuremberg, both of which played significant roles in the birth of the Nazi movement, but can also include a visit to the Berghof, Adolf Hitler’s home in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgarten. From the streets of Munich which witnessed the attempted Putsch of 1923 captured by Leni Riefenstal in her iconic film ‘Triumph of the Will’, to the Nazi headquarters in Obersalzburg, it is possible to stand on the ground where the course of European history was set. Your visit to these locations can be used to highlight a range of key themes including: Themes:
Options: Fully guided
Germany and the Weimar Republic
2-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from £239
The impact of the Great War and Versailles The Beer Hall Putsch The Rise of National Socialism Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution Retribution and Justice – the Nuremberg trials
Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg 3-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from £299 Day 1: Dachau Concentration Camp Day 2: Munich Day 3: Nuremberg
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: KS3: > Twentieth Century World GCSE: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: > Russia; 1905-1941 > Germany; 1918-1945 > International Relations, 1900-1991 ‘A’ level: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: > Tsarist, Revolutionary, Stalinist and Communist Russia, 1855-1991 > Germany 1871-1991 > International Relations, 1879-1990 ‘I was accompanied by the Deputy Head and Director of Studies on the tour and they were so blown away that the trip is now automatically going on next year’s calendar’ Thorngrove
NEW 4 day Munich & Obsersalzburg by air from £378 ‘Thank you for organising yet another excellent trip for us. See you next year.’ Chesham Park School
Day 1: Dachau Day 2: Munich Day 3: Obsersalzburg Day 4: Nuremberg
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Berlin From unification in 1871 through post war partition until reunification in 1991, Berlin as the Capital city was at the heart of German domestic and foreign policies. Buildings such as the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate witnessed the end of Imperial power, the birth and death of regimes whose boots crushed any potential threat without mercy and eventually a return to stable democracy. It is now more that 20 years since the momentous events which presaged the end of the Cold War and the collapse of European Communism. Despite that, the evidence of the ideologies which divided both Berlin and Germany remains. From the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, a site which rose to prominence in the newsreel footage of August 1961,to the prison and headquarters of the infamous State Security Police, the Stasi, visiting Berlin will afford your students a far greater understanding of the history of the city in which so many of the twentieth century’s key events were played out. Themes:
Options: Fully guided
2-Day Berlin by air from £239 Day 1: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium Day 2: Sachsenhausen, Plotzensee, Führer Bunker; Holocaust Memorial
The Weimar Republic The impact of the Great War and Versailles The Rise of National Socialism Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution
Nazi economic policy; The Nazi dictatorship
3-Day Berlin by air from £299 Day 1: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium Day 2: Sachsenhausen, Plotzensee Day 3: Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz
4-Day option available on request
Coercion and Propaganda in Nazi Germany
The fall of Hitler’s Germany Aftermath of WWII and Origins of the Cold War Crises during the Cold War The collapse of Communism
4-Day Berlin by coach from £289 Day 1: Travel Day 2: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium Day 3: Sachsenhausen, Plotzensee, Führer Bunker, Holocaust Memorial Day 4: Travel
Combined German Tours Whilst a visit to any one of the aforementioned cities will afford students the opportunity to consider the themes identified, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer a range of tours where through visiting a number of locations students really get to grips with modern German history. Options: Fully guided 4-Day Munich, Nuremberg and Obsersalzburg by air from £378 Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg Day 3: Berlin Day 4: Berlin ‘This was a very different type of tour for us and worked extremely well meeting and exceeding our expectations’ Portsmouth Grammar School One Day tour to Berlin NEW Fully guided focusing on either The Rise of the Nazis or The Cold War. Prices start from £48.00 per student (excluding flights). Call us for more information.
Other options Study materials available
Prague In addition to its wealth of wonderful architecture, castles, museums and restaurants the beautiful City of Prague with its position in the heart of Europe, offers students of history the perfect site to look at a range of themes. ANGLIA is able to produce a bespoke itinerary which meets your needs either centred on Prague or including the city as part of a longer itinerary.
Russia and the USSR
Whether your students are studying the excesses of the Tsars, the tumultuous events of the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 or the tyranny of Stalin, an ANGLIA tour to Russia will allow your students to experience the glory that is St Petersburg and in Moscow to see where Russia’s Soviet past collides with its capitalist future.
For schools studying the history, politics or literature of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, ANGLIA is able to arrange a selection of tours for your students.
Although aspects of our 6-day USA tours may be unguided, ANGLIA is able to provide a Tour Manager to accompany you at additional cost. Please contact us for further details.
From Tsardom to Communism – Russia 1855-1939
The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The origins of the Cold War
The Rise of National Socialism
Cold War crises
The American Civil War
Life under the Nazi Regime
Why did the Cold War end?
The origins of the Cold War
The collapse of Communism
Cold War crises
Options: Fully guided
New York 4-Day by air POA
The Velvet Revolution
4-Day St Petersburg by air from £795
Why did the Cold War end?
Day 1: Travel to St Petersburg Day 2: City tour including entrance to the St Isaac’s Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Peter and Paul Fortress Day 3: Hermitage Museum, Cathedral of Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect Day 4: Travel to UK
Life under Communism
The collapse of Communism Options: Fully guided 3-Day Prague POA Day 1: City tour, Prague Castle, Heydrich’s assassination Day 2: Jewish Quarter; Terezin Day 3: Memorial to the victims of Communism, Jan Masaryk Memorial, Quo Vadis, Wenceslas Square ‘Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience’ Sir William Perkins School
Cross-curricular tours To allow you to open your tour to students from a range of departments ANGLIA is able to create bespoke cross-curricular itineraries. Samples of the combined themes which you might wish to consider are provided here. If you would like to discuss the possibilities please call us on 01245 231991.
Washington DC 4-Days by air POA Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania 6-Days by air POA
6-Day Moscow and St Petersburg by air from £1099 Day 1: Travel to Moscow Day 2: Moscow Day 3: Moscow; overnight train Day 4: St Petersburg Day 5: St Petersburg Day 6: Travel to UK
Berlin – History + Business Studies For Business Studies students we can arrange tours and visits to industrial and commercial organisations, plus workshops on business practices in modern Europe. Berlin – History + Drama Few cities have such a rich culture as Berlin, and it is possible to combine a History tour with visits to the theatre or opera, or to explore the culture
that made Berlin so vibrant in the 1920s and 1930s. Weimar – History + Art and Design The city of Weimar is synonymous with the short-lived German Republic which bore its name. It is also the birthplace of the most important and influential design school of the Twentieth century – Bauhaus. With this background it is an ideal place for a combined History and Art and Design visit.
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Britain at War Despite never suffering invasion or occupation during the twentieth century, British society was changed forever by the impact of war. The role and status of women, the nature of the class system, the development of the welfare state, plus the direct impact of total war â€“ bombing raids, evacuation, rationing and the war economy â€“ all contributed to the development of a society which is now largely taken for granted. For schools studying GCSE components examining Britain at War, British People in War, or Changing British Society, Anglia is pleased to offer tours to a range of museums and sites closely linked to these events.
The Great War
Specifications/topics supported by these tours:
Study materials available
The Great War
For over 90 years the sacrifice of the generation who served through the Great War has loomed large over Britain and the Commonwealth. For students looking both at the causes and the events which single the Great War out as a turning point in modern European history ANGLIA, as the market leader in fully guided schools tours, is able to provide you and your students with a range of programmes which will highlight a range of themes. Themes: Causes of the Great War
There are a range of options for our Great War tours of which the following are only a small selection.
The Western Front The ‘actualities of war’ – the experience of soldiers on the Western Front Kitchener’s Army – the Pals Battalions The relationship between Officers and men The development of warfare – tactics and technology in the Great War The role of the Generals, in particular the Haig Debate
Options: Fully guided 1-Day Somme or Ypres from £66 2-Day Somme and Ypres from £159 Day 1: Somme Day 2: Ypres 3-Day Somme and Ypres from £229 Day 1: Ypres Day 2: Somme Day 3: Ypres
AQA Specification B > Britain at War Edexcel Specification A > War and the Transformation of British Society 1903-1928 Key Topic 2 ‘The part played by the British on the Western Front’ > War and the Transformation of British Society 1931-1951 > The impact of War on Britain 1914-1955 Edexcel Specification A and B > Northern Ireland 1968-1999 New ‘A’ level topics: AQA Unit 1 > France in Revolution, 1774-1815 OCR ‘A’, Option B, KS3: > Napoleon, France and Europe, 1795-1815
The impact of the Great War
‘As ever our students gained enormous benefit from the trip thanks to the excellent way the guides brought home the realities of the war’ Stamford High School
‘The tour was a huge success. The staff and pupils had a marvellous time and spoke highly of all aspects including the wonderful guide..... Thank you for your excellent level of support, it would have been impossible to pick this up and allow it to run without you.’ Norton Canes High School
The Somme ‘Defeat to Victory’ The traditional view of the Somme is one of unmitigated disaster, horrendous casualties and a failure to adapt. However this view is not wholly borne out by the events of that summer 94 years ago. By following the BEF beyond 1st July through the subsequent weeks and months, students will see how it developed into an army equipped to win the war.
Options: Fully guided NEW 2 or 3 day tour Day 1: 1st July the Battle of Albert Day 2: Bazentin Ridge the night attack; Delville Wood; Pozieres – the use of tanks
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No Man’s Land ANGLIA remains the only operator able to offer the unique hands-on ‘No Man’s Land experience’. Adding this to your Great War itinerary will mean your students attend a night-time briefing on the role of a sentry and the purpose of a trench raid. Entering a simulated trench system they will be asked to identify each sound in turn before deciding whether the movements they hear are a friendly patrol coming home or the enemy about to attack.
Christmas Truce During more than 4 years of bitter fighting one event stood out as a beacon of humanity – the Christmas Truce of 1914, when amidst the carnage, for the first time the fighting stopped. Centring on a re-enactment of the Truce, using actors in period uniforms, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer this unique tour. A tour which allows your students not only to discover the realities of life in the trenches but also provides them with an opportunity to understand what it would have been like for soldiers on both sides of No Man’s Land.
Other options Study materials available
Edexcel Option 3A Key topic 2 For many British students of modern history the part played by the BEF in France and Flanders defines the Great War. For students taking this Edexcel option ANGLIA is pleased to offer a tour which is designed specifically to amplify the key content of this course. It focuses on the BEF from its deployment to continental Europe in August 1914, through the stalemate and costly battles of 1916 and 1917, to the last hundred days and the advance to victory. Options: Fully guided 3-Day Somme and Ypres from £233 Day 1: The Outbreak of War; First and Second Battles of Ypres 1914/15 Day 2: Battle of the Somme 1916 Day 3: Battle of Messines, Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 1917, Ludendorff Offensive 1918
Cross-curricular tours Please contact us to discuss how we can help you create a cross curricular tour, allowing more of your students to explore the First World War battlefields. Western Front – History and Literature Our most popular cross-curricular tours combine a study of the Great War on the Western Front with the literature it produced. From the works of Owen, Sassoon and other famous war poets, through the post-war autobiographical writings of those such Vera Brittain, Edmund Blunden and R. C. Sheriff, to the modern works of Pat Barker, Sebastian Faulks, Sebastian Barry and Ben Elton, these tours provide the perfect combination for History and English departments. For younger students (Years 6-9), please contact us about our ‘Private Peaceful’ Tour, following the themes and characters of Michael Morpurgo’s immensely successful novel. Western Front – History and Science A visit to Ypres or the Somme allows students from History and Science departments to look at a range of subjects such as the development and use of chemical weapons on the Western Front and medical advances made during the Great War. Western Front – History and Maths Whether it be the statistical analysis of casualties by age, rank, and nationality; a consideration of trajectories and weight of fire; or calculating the tons of supplies required to keep an army in the field, there are numerous means of combining the disciplines of History and Maths on a tour of the Western Front. Western Front – History and Geography A tour of the battlefields of France or Flanders readily lends itself to the consideration of terrain, the geology and topography of a landscape riven by war. This along with the study of contemporary and trench maps means it is ideal ground for students of both Geography and History.
The Second World War Study materials available
No single conflict has affected so many people over such a wide area as the war that engulfed the world from 1939. The Second World War truly is the defining act of the Twentieth Century. A clash of extreme doctrines, of dictatorships and democracies that resulted in over 50 million killed and countless millions left homeless. A conflict during which the world awoke to the reality of warfare in a technological age and learned a new vocabulary: Blitzkrieg, Total War, Holocaust and Human Rights.
Normandy D-Day – June 6th 1944
The Home Front Britain & the Blitz
The largest and most ambitious military operation ever staged, the Normandy Landings of June 1944 paved the way for the Allies’ eventual victory in the Second World War.
Why not combine one of our London Walking Tours, run in conjunction with Square Route Walks, and a visit to the Imperial War Museum? Come and see the site of the first bomb to hit the City and learn about the Spirit of the Londoner, collateral damage to many fine buildings and those lost forever, Churchill’s “Angels with grimy faces”, the Thames as an enemy navigation aid, Messerschmitts in the street, Royalty under attack and the Queen Mother amongst the rubble. Alternatively we can arange visits to the Cabinet War Rooms, the National Army Museum, Bletchley Park or the Dover White Cliffs Experience.
Our D-Day tours are tailor-made to suit your curriculum needs and your location in the UK. We can combine visits to the sites of the British and American airborne landings, and the beach landings along the coast, combining museum visits with stands delivered by our team of expert guides. Options: Fully guided 3-Day Normandy from £220 Day 1: Travel to Normandy and Pegasus Bridge via Eurotunnel Dover/Calais* Day 2: The American Sector: St Mere-Eglise, UTAH and OMAHA Day 3: The British and Canadian Sectors: GOLD, SWORD, JUNO 2-Day Dunkirk and Fall of France from £149 Day 1: Retreat Day 2: Evacuation *Brittany Ferries option Portsmouth/Caen is subject to availability. Price on application.
‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all the organisation you did on our behalf. We had a superb time and as ever it was a real pleasure’ Uppingham School
Themes: Hitler’s Foreign Policy The Origins of World War II Britain at War The impact of war and transformation of British society The development of warfare – tactics and technology in the Second World War
Other options Occupied France Apart from the Ardennes the two most northern departments of France, Nord and the Pas-de-Calais, are the only ones to have been occupied by German troops twice in the Twentieth Century. ANGLIA is able to offer a tour which brings into sharp focus the struggle to survive during a period when finding food and keeping warm became an obsession. It considers the temptations of collaboration and the fate of those who sought to resist the Nazi regime. Operation Market Garden – Arnhem In the summer of 1944 Allied High Command gave its approval to an ambitious plan to secure a bridgehead across the last natural barrier to Germany – the Lower Rhine. To airborne troops was given the responsibility of securing the bridges over the canals and rivers on the Eindhoven-Arnhem road, along which the British 2nd Army would then advance. Although this operation, to be known as Market Garden, would see numerous incidences of personal heroism it would not deliver the breakthrough sought and would result in over 1,200 British soldiers losing their lives. Options: Fully guided 2-day Dunkirk & Occupied France by coach from £149 Day 1: Retreat to Dunkirk & evacuation Day 2: Life in occupied France 3-day Arnhem by coach from £264 Day 1: Hell’s Highway Day 2: US Airborne, Nijmegen Day 3: British Airborne, Oostebeck
‘The youngsters were engaged and responded to all aspects. Very well planned and excellent guide’ Kettlethorpe High School
The Development of Warfare Meeting the requirement of new specifications to examine the nature of warfare across different periods, we are able to offer combination tours, specifically designed to meet your needs. From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg 2 Days, Ypres & Dunkirk Beginning with an examination of the nature of trench warfare on the Western Front, this 2-day tour looks at how the nature of warfare changed during the latter part of the Great War. From that point we head back to Dunkirk, following the route of the German Army in 1940, and consider how the roots of ‘Lightning War’ lay in the final months of World War One. Options: Fully guided NEW 2-day Development of Warfare by coach from £149 Day 1: Ypres Trench Warfare on the Western Front 1914-1918 Day 2: Blitzkrieg; the Road to Dunkirk
Napoleonic Wars Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo was a turning point in modern European history and one of the largest land battles ever fought on European soil. For the first time the Emperor Napoleon cast his military brilliance directly against the tactical skill and determination of the Duke of Wellington. The result was stunning. In a single afternoon Imperial France’s aspirations for European domination were dashed, leaving around 40,000 casualties on a field barely a mile across and three miles wide. Given its location twelve miles south of Brussels, it is possible to visit the battlefield of Waterloo comfortably in two days from the UK. It is also possible to extend the tour to cover other sites connected with the Waterloo campaign – Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre – or to combine the tour with a visit to Paris to explore the themes of Napoleonic France.
Themes: Development of Firepower - from the longbow to the machine gun Changing Infantry tactics - the age of Grand Armies: Infantry, Cavalry & Artillery. Trench Warfare Breaking the Stalemate Blitzkrieg and mobile warfare
Options: Fully guided 2-Day Battle of Waterloo by coach from £174 Day 1: Travel from UK; Quatre Bras; Napoleon’s position Day 2: Mont St Jean and Wellington’s position; Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte 3-day Napoleonic tour by coach from £263 Day 1: Travel from UK; Paris – options include: Les Invalides, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Tuilleries, the Louvre, Notre Dame Day 2: Continue tour of Paris; transfer to Brussels; Quatre Bras Day 3: Battle of Waterloo; return to the UK
‘Another excellent trip – easy to organise’ Colchester High School
Combined Tours For schools studying a wider period of history, it is possible to combine either element of this tour with visits to Crecy, Agincourt, Waterloo or the Somme. Please ask any of our desk officers for details.
‘I wanted to write once again to express our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful tour you treated us to in Belgium and France earlier this month. Our students were so moved by the experiences and insight you gave them, and the benefits in terms of academic understanding and personal growth cannot be overstated. Many parents called and contacted me on the Monday to report that their youngsters were moved to tears when re-telling their experiences, and they also wished their thanks to be passed on to you.’ The Piggott School
Britain and Ireland
The relationship between Britain and Ireland has to say the least been a difficult one. Although only separated by a short stretch of sea, the religious and political divisions that have been evident since the sixteenth century have resulted in prolonged periods of conflict, persecution and war. Through the invasions of the 17th – 19th centuries, the Plantation policy of Elizabeth and James I and eventually Home Rule, British policies for the governance of Ireland have led to the fall of Monarchs, the collapse of Governments and the loss of thousands of civilian lives.
On January 30, 1972, in the Bogside area of Londonderry/Derry, soldiers of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on demonstrators near the Rossville flats. The events of Bloody Sunday as it was to become known resulted in the deaths on the day of 13 people with a number of others wounded. It also proved to be one of the pivotal moments in modern British history.
To allow your students to gain a deeper insight into the civil and political relationship between these two nations ANGLIA is pleased to be able to organise a tour to the capital of the Irish Republic. Options: Fully guided 2-Day Ireland by air from £155 Day 1: Dublin City Tour Day 2: Kilmainham Gaol Irish National War Memorial Phoenix Park Dublin Castle The themes covered in this tour can be developed further by combining it with a visit to Northern Ireland, an option for which is given opposite.
In order to try and better understand ‘The Troubles’ there is a need to hear from those whose lives were directly affected and to understand the context which gave rise to such differing views of a shared history. ANGLIA is able to provide this experience by organising tours to both Belfast and Londonderry/ Derry. These tours will allow your students not only to see the streets and towns where the Troubles were played out but also to meet members of the various communities in Northern Ireland and in open discussion to challenge their views. Each tour we run to Northern Ireland is fully guided by experts from both communities. Each tour is also accompanied throughout by an ANGLIA Tour Manager.
By attending such a tour your students will develop a greater understanding of: Themes: Home Rule Curragh Mutiny and the impact of the Great War The Easter Rising Anglo-Irish war Government of Ireland Act The Irish Free State The Civil Rights campaign Outbreak of the Troubles Internment Bloody Sunday The Peace Process
Options: Fully guided 2-Day Northern Ireland – by air from £175 Day 1: Londonderry/Derry Day 2: Belfast: Falls Road; Shankill Road 3-Day Northern Ireland – by air from £249 Day 1: Newtonards – Somme Association Day 2: Londonderry/Derry Day 3: Belfast: Falls Road; Shankill Road 3-Day Ireland – by air from £259 Day 1: Dublin; transfer to Belfast Day 2: Londonderry/Derry Day 4: Newtonards – Somme Association; Belfast Falls Road; Shankill Road
‘A magnificent visit. It exceeded all expectations in terms of content and outcomes. The meetings with republican and loyalist communities provided a fascinating insight into the key historical events and the peace process. If you teach this subject, you should endeavour to get your students on this visit.’ Thomas Telford School
Morality, Race and Persecution: The twentieth century saw unprecedented developments in technology and industrial growth, which meant that for the first time mass populations were able to witness, and comment upon, the processes of war and persecution. The advent of Total War meant that for the first time civilian populations were directly affected, and as the century progressed became increasingly vocal in the expression of their views. From the stance of Conscientious Objectors during the Great War, through resistance to the Nazi regime in Occupied Europe, to mass protests against racial discrimination, the Vietnam War and Nuclear weapons, the twentieth century saw the human race face up to a new challenge: addressing the entire notion of morality and ethics in a modern world.
The Holocaust Study materials available
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Words cannot adequately describe the enormity or the horror that befell the Jewish population of Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Although the world now knows the scale of this crime, the decades since have been spent trying to understand how the systematic extermination of a people could be conceived, planned and carried out with such ruthlessness.
Auschwitz and Krakow
Majdanek and Belzec
As part of this process ANGLIA is committed to taking students to the scene of the worst of these atrocities, the infamous AuschwitzBirkenau extermination camp. Also, exploring the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and following the trail of the enigmatic Oscar Schindler, this tour allows students to develop their understanding of this difficult subject by visiting the sites for themselves.
Whilst for many the AuschwitzBirkenau complex where some 1.1 million people were murdered is the epitome of a Nazi death camp, the fact is that less than 20% of the victims of the Holocaust were killed there.
Options: Fully guided 2-Day Auschwitz – Krakow by air from £239* Day 1: Kazimierz; Schindler’s List trail Day 2: Auschwitz Birkenau 3-Day Auschwitz and Krakow – by air from £320 *Option is only available when summer timetables are in operation and subject to availability.
On 1st November 1941 as part of Aktion Reinhard, the name given for the extermination of the Jews living in the Generalgouvernement, work began on camps at Belzec, Treblinka and Sobibor. Unlike AuschwitzBirkenau there would be no selection process. The sole purpose of these camps was mass execution. For those who want to widen their understanding of the Holocaust, ANGLIA is able to offer a fully guided 2 or 3 day programme which includes tours of the memorial sites at both Belzec and Majdanek, as well as visits to the beautiful town of Zamosc and Lublin, site of the Aktion Reinhard headquarters.
Options: Fully guided NEW 2-day Belzec & Majdanek by air from £215 Day 1: Belzec Day 2: Majdanek
Options: Fully guided NEW 3-day Belzec Majdanek & Lublin by air from £299 Day 1: Belzec & Zamosc Day 2: Majdanek Day 3: Lublin
History: OCR ‘A’ > Germany 1919-1945 AQA ‘B’ > Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII Citizenship: KS3 & KS4 > Democracy and Justice AQA Unit 1 Citizenship Studies AS & A2 > Identity, Rights and Responsibilities
Themes: The development of Nazi racial policy Life under the Nazi Regime Repression, prejudice and persecution Life in the Krakow Ghetto The Concentration Camp system Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations Auschwitz-Birkenau – Factory of Death Combined Tours Whilst a visit to any one of the sites associated with the Holocaust will allow students to develop their appreciation of the subject, ANGLIA is able to offer tours which combine more than one of these sites. If you are interested in linking visits to Krakow (Auschwitz-Birkenau & Plaszow), Lublin (Belzec & Majdanek) or Warsaw (Treblinka & Sobibor) please contact us for further details. ‘The support provided by the office before and after the trip was excellent’ Salesian College
Anne Frank Such is the scale of loss experienced during the Holocaust that it is almost impossible for most of us to fully comprehend its magnitude. And yet, amidst the 11 million people who died in the Ghettos and Camps set up across Europe by the Nazi regime, it is possible to personalise the suffering and to walk in the footsteps of one who experienced this at first hand. The diary of Anne Frank is still amongst the most widely read publication and continues to prove a real inspiration for many. This tour is designed to follow her journey from hiding in Amsterdam, through her transportation to Auschwitz and then eventually to BergenBelsen where she was murdered.
The Just War – Faith under Fire This tour focuses on the noncombatants who served in the Great War with courage and distinction, and looks at the moral and ethical aspects of war that are often neglected. How did these non-combatants grapple with matters of faith and conscience amidst the horrors of war? On this Ypres-based tour we focus in depth on the hardships, dilemmas and daily challenges faced by the Padres who were deployed in support of troops on the Western Front, and link them and their role with recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution
Multi-faith Army – then and now
The development of Nazi racial policy The Concentration Camp system Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations Auschwitz-Birkenau – The Factory of Death
The Just War theory Courage and faith Defeat and Revenge Role of Padres in war then and now Executions in WWI and Conscientious Objectors Talbot House – respite
The Death Marches Options: Fully guided Options: Fully guided 6-Day – by coach POA Day 1: Amsterdam; Anne Frank’s house Day 2: Bergen Belsen Day 3: Travel to Krakow; Kazimierz; Schindler’s List trail Day 4: Auschwitz-Birkenau Day 5&6: Travel
‘We all had a superb time, the students learnt a tremendous amount and so much more than they can get from a textbook.’ Chigwell Independent School
Faith under Fire 1-day by coach from £69.50 Faith under Fire 2-day by coach from £165
Cross-curricular tours History and Citizenship The link between history and citizenship training is an obvious one and in this section we feel that the study of morality, race and persecution, especially in recent times makes a visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau of huge importance. Students need to fully understand that the lessons from the formula; PREJUDICE = DISCRIMINATION = PERSECUTION = EXTERMINATION teaches us as Edmund Burke said that “evil will triumph if good men do nothing”. History and Religious Studies Students studying the Holocaust can explore the reasons behind the inhumanity of mankind as well as the historically documented facts. Themes such as the Just War and multifaith ethics as well as human moral courage in the face of adversity can be explored. Groups can compare the concept of the use of force between nations with the Christian and other faiths principles of peace, love and reconciliation. History and Literature The literature that came out of the Holocaust is a testament to those that endured and survived as well as to those who perished in their millions. As with our WW1 poetry and literature tours, to get students to stand where these events took place in the footsteps of the writers is beyond compare and will enhance and underpin their studies and take them into another, distinctive dimension. History and Photography and Media Studies The Holocaust did not happen overnight; it was a process that took several years. The part played by the media and photography in this process is pivotal. Propaganda, photographic manipulation and disinformation are areas that can be explored along with broadcasting generally as a tool of propaganda and how it helped the Nazi cause by dehumanising an entire people. Auschwitz/Birkenau contains moving examples of this photographic and media manipulation.
HISTORY TO LIFE EDUCATION SERVICES AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM HOME OF THE NATIONAL COLLECTION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR
The Royal Armouries Learning Teams offer schools a different and exciting approach to national curriculum subjects. On-site learning and a full range of lessons are available for all age ranges and abilities at the three Royal Armouries sites. We also offer bespoke lessons tailored to your particular requirements.
TAP INTO THE EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF OUR LEARNING TEAM WITH AN EDUCATION-LED VISIT Our exciting interactive workshops have been designed for: ° Foundation ° Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 ° AS-A Level ° Post-16 Explore the collection with one of our gallery sessions, uncovering the secrets of some of our unique objects, or get ‘hands onʼ in our Education Centres, with original and replica artefacts and costumes. The sessions link with a wide range of subjects such as History, English, Citizenship, Science, Technology, Geography, Art and Material Science.
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Medieval Europe In 1066 a Norman duke became king of England and the fates of England and France became entwined for the next four hundred years. ANGLIA is pleased to offer an alternative to schools studying medieval history â€“ the opportunity to visit the locations that shaped the future Conqueror, and to which his successors returned to claim their rights. From Falaise, birthplace of the Conqueror, through his lands around Caen; Rouen, where Joan of Arc met her grisly fate, to CrĂŠcy, Agincourt and Calais, where English kings tested their strength against their French cousins, ANGLIA is able to provide tours to the key sites of the Norman period and the Hundred Years War.
The Norman Conquest Central to any study of the causes, events and effects of the Norman Conquest of England is an understanding of who the Normans were: where they came from and what motivated them. This tour examines the Conquest from an unusual perspective – that of William and his followers. Based around William’s hometown of Caen, the tour will visit sites such as his birthplace at Falaise Castle, the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry, and the Abbey Des Hommes, where William was eventually buried. Through visiting these sites your guide will be able to cover some of the key themes of the Medieval Realms topic: War, Revolt and Rebellion, Church and State and, of course, the Norman Conquest itself. As always, individual itineraries will be tailored to your needs. If you wish to make this a cross-curricular tour, it is possible to combine it with visits to other locations, such as Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, and cultural sites such as a cider farm or cheese factory. A Normandy tour is a perfect option for combining with the Modern Languages Department to enhance students’ understanding of French language and culture. This tour could be combined with ANGLIA’s ‘Battle of Hastings’ day visit to provide a comprehensive study of the Conquest – please contact us for details. Themes: William of Normandy – his background Causes of the crisis of 1066
The Hundred Years War – Agincourt and Crécy This two-day tour takes students to two of the most famous battlefields in English history – Agincourt and Crécy. Students will have the opportunity to stand where Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V stood; to walk the battlefields in the company of an expert guide; and to learn about the leadership and tactics of Edward and Henry, the triumph of the long bow and the fatal errors made by the French. It may be possible to extend the tour to include a visit to the beautiful medieval town of Rouen, an English town during the 100 Years War and site of the execution of Joan of Arc. We can also cover the siege of Calais. As always, it is possible to combine this tour with visits to other historical or cultural sites in the Pas-de-Calais region if you wish to run this as a cross-curricular tour.
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: KS3 > Medieval Realms The Normans; War, Revolt and Rebellion; Church and State; The Hundred Years War. > the Normans, the 100 Years War AQA Unit 2 > ‘Conqueror and Conquest’ – Normandy Edexcel Unit 1 > Anglo-French Rivalry, 1413-1453 These tours are suitable for schools studying Medieval European history, at Key Stage 3, GCSE or ‘A’ level.
Options: Fully guided 4 day Normandy, Bayeux and Caen by coach from £259 Day 1: Travel to Normandy Visit Rouen route Day 2: Bayeux Tapestry Falaise Castle Day 3: Caen – Abbey and Castle Day 4: Optional visits Return to the UK 2 day Agincourt and Crecy by coach from £159 Day 1: Agincourt Day 2: Crécy Siege of Calais
The invasion of England 100 Years War
‘Excellent. It brought home the reality in ways mere teachers can’t’ Poole Grammar School
UK based tours ANGLIA is delighted to offer a range of both one-day and residential UK based tours for schools. While many of these centre on the London area we are also happy to provide a selection of tours to locations across the UK. These fully guided tours encompass topics from the Norman Conquest through the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War to the Industrial Revolution. We can also arrange tours covering a range of themes arising from the social changes brought about by the conflicts of the last Century. These may include the role and status of women, the concept of Total War and the introduction of the Welfare State. For schools studying Britain at War, British People in War or Changing British Society, ANGLIA is able to organise tours to a wide range of museums and sites all of which link directly to the GCSE specifications.
The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest If there is one date in English history that everyone knows, it is 1066. In the space of just two weeks three major battles were fought that were to decide the fate of England. On 14th October, on Senlac Hill at what is now Battle in Sussex, a battle took place for an incredible prize: the throne of England. By dusk that night hundreds of men lay dead, strewn across the hillside, among them the king of England. His Saxon followers were defeated, dispersed and in disarray, and the Norman victors were able to begin a programme of conquest that would soon see England under the yoke of an oppressive foreign aristocracy. Visiting Battle Abbey and the battlefield, plus either Pevensey or Bodiam Castle, this tour will cover the following topics: Themes: The background to the battle and the battle itself as it unfolded, told on the very ground on which it took place The reasons for the Norman victory, the ‘truth’ about Harold’s death and the legacy of the Norman Conquest What was the purpose of the Norman castle building programme, what factors determined their location and the materials that were used, and how did these affect their design? What methods were used to both attack and defend these castles?
Medieval England Rochester is the perfect setting for a cross-curricular tour combining elements of history, literature, architecture and art. In particular it provides an excellent opportunity to study two of the key themes of the medieval period – ‘Revolt and Rebellion’ and ‘Church and State’. Visiting the castle’s fabulous Norman keep and the neighbouring cathedral your expert guide will cover topics including: Themes: Why was religion so important in the medieval period, what were pilgrimages and how did monks live?
1-day Battle of Hastings from £45pp Battle Abbey & battlefield Pevensey Castle
NC: KS3 / GCSE: AQA ‘A’ / OCR ‘A’ Edexcel ‘B’ > Medicine through Time ‘A’ level: AQA Unit 2 > ‘Conqueror and Conquest’ OCR ‘A’ > From Anglo-Saxon England to Norman England, 1035-1087’ > The Normans in England 1066-1100 OCR ‘B’ > The Debate over the Impact of the Norman Conquest 1066-1216
How did Church and State coexist in the middle ages?
Edexcel Unit 1 > The Norman Conquest and its Impact on England 1066-1135
Options: Fully guided
> The Wars of the Roses in England 1455-1485
1-day Medieval Rochester From £45 AM: Rochester castle PM: Rochester cathedral 2-day or 3-day Medieval Yorkshire from £130 Options include Norman Conquest, Castle building, Black Death, and Religion – please contact us for further details
Medicine Through Time Combine a London Walking Tour focusing on the social fabric of the East End with a visit to the Old Operating Theatre or Museum of the Royal London Hospital.
Options: Fully guided Options: Fully guided
These tours are suitable for schools studying:
1-day Medicine Through Time from £32 AM: Old Operating Theatre Public Health walking tour PM: Museum of the Royal London or Bart’s
OCR A/S ‘A’ Unit 2.1 > Lancastrians, Yorkists and Tudors 1450-1509 OCR A/S ‘B’, unit 2.1 > Lancastrians and Yorkists, 1437-1485
Topics included: Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest Medieval England Medicine Through Time The Industrial Revolution Jack the Ripper The Home Front Jane Austen
The Industrial Revolution Visits can be arranged to the museums of the Ironbridge Gorge, Black Country museum or Quarry Bank Mill, and can be combined for guided residential tours. Please contact us for further details.
London walking tours/ City of London Walks In conjunction with Square Route Walks, Anglia Battlefield Tours is delighted to offer guided walking tours of the City of London. More than almost any city in the world, London offers a rich tapestry of history stretching back centuries, as one of the commercial and political capitals of the world, with a wealth of churches, architecture and stories going back to Roman times. Square Route Walks offer a complete range of City walks that are usually up to two hours in duration. It is possible to combine two walks with a lunch stop in between. Schools can choose from the extensive range outlined below, or we can mix and match to meet your specific requirements. In addition you can combine one of our walking tours with a visit to one of London’s many attractions in building a cross-curricular tour. ‘As always the most important thing in all this is that you get to see the faces of students gripped by the stories that your guides bring alive. Both trips this year were life changing for the students.’ St Laurence School
All Square Route guides are fully qualified and have passed the rigorous City University Guiding Course. They are highly experienced, and trained to bring the City of London’s history alive in a most fascinating and amusing way. These tours can be combined with a visit to another of London’s many attractions, such as the Tower of London, London Dungeon or Imperial War Museum. Norman Conquest Religion in the City Black Death, Plague and Fire Rebellion in the City Civil War Jack the Ripper Medicine and Public Health The Home Front
‘Just wanted to say thank you for such an excellent trip. My son has had a brilliant time and wonderful experience and is full of praise for the organisation, transport, guides etc. I am sure you will be running this tour again!’ Parent of student at Lord Wandsworth College
The Home Front 2010 sees the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and ANGLIA is pleased to mark this landmark occasion by focussing on the heroic efforts of ‘the few’. Between July and October 1940 the RAF fought off waves of attacks by the Luftwaffe, despite being heavily outnumbered. Their hard-fought victory saw the postponement of Hitler’s Operation Sealion, the planned invasion of Britain, and the fateful switch of focus east to the Soviet Union. For students studying the Second World War, or Britain at War, ANGLIA can combine a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum with a walking tour of London, visiting sites connected to the Blitz. For those interested in Britain’s wider role in the Second World War, ANGLIA can arrange tours in the UK examining the role of the Royal Navy and the Fleet Air Arm. Visits can include HMS Belfast, Chatham and Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton. Options: Fully guided NEW 1-day London Home Front from £37 Cabinet War Rooms Imperial War Museum Walking tour – the Blitz
Our commitment to you ANGLIA’s policy is straightforward – you get one inclusive price all year round, which means you can plan your tours to suit your school’s requirements. We have always aimed to be the best. It is for this reason that we are the Country’s leading specialist in school tours to the battlefields and Eastern Europe. We will offer you the following as standard: Friendly and personal service Your own dedicated Desk Officer to handle and process all of your enquiries l Expert guides on all of our tours l An initial visit to your school to discuss your tour and the options available l An evening presentation to all students, their parents and school staff on all residential tours (as recommended under DfES guidelines) l Assistance with Risk Assessment l A robust Safety Management System l No hidden extra charges l All prices quoted are based on 42 paying students with 4 free staff places staying in hostel accommodation l Where prices are not given we would be happy to provide a quote specific to your tour. l Air Tours - All of our airfares featured in this brochure are a guide only. They have been based on the lowest available price at time of going to print. Air prices are subject to change depending upon the time of the year. ANGLIA will be delighted to quote you for your tour based on current airfares pertaining to your proposed date of departure. Although UK transfers are not included in our quotations we are more than happy to include them if required. l A £75 Loyalty Bonus for customers who have travelled with us in the previous 2 years* l A 2.5% discount on the confirmed tour price where more than 1 tour travels in an academic year* l l
* Terms & Conditions apply
Safety Management System We are committed to ensuring that our tours comply with the latest DfES guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. These guidelines state: - Your LEA or governing body should advise you to ask tour operators for a copy of their Safety Management System. - A Safety Management System should clearly set out how a tour operator manages safety for the component parts of the visit that they will be providing. In particular, all tour operators should be able to show that they have carried out full safety checks on accomodation and transport. - As a tour operator, we can provide details of independent checks made by qualified external organizations on our Safety Management System. In addition, we can state that all of Anglia’s guides have been checked against the Police National Computer records. These guidelines also explain that teachers taking trips abroad have a duty of care to follow the advice of their LEA or governing body and that Head Teachers should ensure that tour operators used by their school have had their credentials and accreditations verified. Our Safety Management System is helping to improve the safety standards on school tours. Our policy of giving a formal evening presentation to students, their parents and teaching staff before each residential tour goes out is a great source of reassurance to both parents and teachers alike. Very few tour operators do this, in spite of the fact that it is a specific recommendation of the DfES guidelines.
What does our Safety Management System encompass? Coach Operators – all coaches we use are subject to regular inspections, not only for their documentation but also for their safety features. Drivers are also checked for their driving experience and evidence of a criminal record. Accommodation – all the accommodation we use complies with EU and local safety regulations. Local regulations in various Europeans countries do differ. As a result, the Directors have personally visited all the core accommodation units used by Anglia and run a rolling programme of visits by senior guides of all other accommodation. Pre tour presentation – Prior to any residential tour, a member of ABT staff will come to the school and give an evening presentation to the students, their parents and teaching staff. This presentation gives an overall view of the aims of the tour and more specific details concerning safety, food and accommodation. 24-hour Emergency Assistance – Anglia Battlefield Tours Ltd is one of the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn, by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher by their guide. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the ABT offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses.
Our Safety Management System is tried, tested and robust. It has been externally verified by a suitably qualified independent Health and Safety professional and will continue to be verified on an annual basis.
Acknowledgements Anglia would like to thank all the schools and individuals that have given permission for quotations and photographs to be used in this brochure, with special thanks to: Chesham Park School Chigwell Independent School Ed Church Churchdown School Ashley Clark Colchester High School Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds Hockerill Anglo-European College Andy Johnson Kettlethorpe High School King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford Lady Eleanor Holles School London Oratory School Lord Wandsworth College Normandy Tourist Board / SL-convergencephotos Norton Canes School The Piggott School Poole Grammar School Portsmouth Grammar School RHQ Princess of Wale’s Royal Regiment St Laurence School St Nicholas School Salesian College Black Star/Mike St Maur Sheil Sir William Perkins School Stamford High School Taverham High School Thomas Telford School Thorngrove School The Tiffin Girls School Uppingham School Peter Webb
Terms and Conditions Anglia Battlefield Tours Ltd Company Registered in England and Wales Number 4958490 Brick House Farm, Ongar Road, Margaret Roding, Essex CM6 1QR Tel: 01245 231991 Fax: 01245 231771 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.angliabattlefields.co.uk Terms and Conditions When you book a tour with Anglia Battlefield Tours Ltd (hereinafter referred to as ABT Ltd) the following conditions apply: 1. Making your Booking Bookings are accepted subject to these terms and conditions. To make a booking, you must complete our booking form. This must be signed by the group leader or a person appointed by him/her who must be authorised to make the booking. By signing the booking form, the group leader/responsible person acknowledges and confirms that he/she is so authorised and that all group members, whether or not they are intending to travel, agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The group leader is responsible for making all payments due to us. The completed signed booking form must then be sent to us by the date specified in your enquiry letter, together with a £50 booking fee or the appropriate deposit (see paragraph 3 below). Once we have received your booking form and all appropriate payments, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by issuing a Confirmation Pack. Please check the details carefully as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information in this Pack appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date. 2. Pricing Policy You will have agreed a price for the tour when you booked. This will be an inclusive price, unless otherwise stated and will contain any extra services/facilities you may have requested. There are however certain circumstances which may affect the cost of a tour, once it has been agreed. We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised or quoted prices at any time before your tour is confirmed. We will advise you of any error which we are aware and of the subsequent effect this correction would have upon the price applicable at the time of booking. Increased transportation costs and fuel costs, surcharges, exchange rates or Government action such as increases in VAT or other taxes may cause such an increase. Anglia Battlefield Tours will absorb the first 2% of the total cost of the tour. Should the increase be in excess of 10%, you will be entitled to postpone the tour and an alternative date will be offered. Any increases in charges made after you have been notified of a surcharge will be borne by us should you decide to go ahead with the tour. VAT will be charged where applicable. 3. Payment In order to confirm your booking a booking fee of £50, or a deposit if requested, must be sent to us by the date specified in your enquiry letter. This fee will be redeemable against the final invoice. A. Tours by Coach On day tours, a deposit of 10% is required upon receipt of the Confirmation Pack. On tours where overnight accommodation is required the deposit will be 30%. B. Tours by Air Individual airlines operate their own deposit procedure and we will advise you at the time of booking how much is required in accordance with this. For example, where a low cost airline is used as part of your travel arrangements the flights will need to be paid in full at the time of booking. This is non-refundable. This is in addition to the 30% deposit as above. Our flight invoices will include a non-refundable £2.50 levy per person due to the Civil Aviation Authority under the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing scheme. All tours where flights are involved are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority; we are a licensed air travel organiser ATOL number 6512. For more information on ATOL go to www. caa.co.uk. C. All Tours Depending on dates of travel and/or accommodation factors, an interim payment maybe required for some tours. You will be advised of this in your Confirmation Pack. D. Final Payment The balance is required to be paid six weeks before the tour departs. In accordance with EU regulations designed for the protection of package tour customers, all payments received will be held in a Trust Account at Handelsbanken, Chelmsford, until completion of the Tour. In the event of non-payment of invoices, monies will be recovered in accordance with the Late Payment of Debts Act. 4. Cancelling your tour arrangements If you decide to cancel your tour we must be notified in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking cancellation charges will be payable. These charges will increase the closer to departure we receive your notice of cancellation. More than 70 days – Booking fee only otherwise no charge (see Tours by Air) 70-43 days – all deposits due 42-15 days prior to the tour – 75% of the total cost of the tour Less than 15 days prior to departure – Total cost of tour
5. Cancellation by Individual Group Members A. Before final payment is due – If any paying person cancels after booking, the deposits due on the date when written notification of cancellation is received by us will be charged as the cancellation fee. If a substitute is put forward, the deposit will be transferred. For name changes on flights charges will apply. B. After the final payment is due – If any paying person cancels after final payment is due and no replacement is found, cancellation charges will apply as above. C. Affecting Minimum Size of Group – If any cancellation reduces the size of the group, the tour price and any concessions will be adjusted to reflect the new group size. 6. Minimum Numbers Your tour price has been calculated on the numbers quoted by you on booking. Should your numbers subsequently reduce or increase after the booking has been confirmed, the extra per capita costs will have to be borne by the school/organisation. 7. Alteration/Cancellation by us ABT Ltd will endeavor to ensure that no elements of your tour have to be changed. However, there will be occasions when such changes have to be made due to unforeseen circumstances. Most changes are minor. A minor change is any change which, taking account of the information you have given us at the time of booking or which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we could not reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your confirmed arrangements. We reserve the right to make any such alterations. Occasionally we have to make a significant change. Significant changes include the following changes when made before departure: a change of accommodation to that of lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of twelve or more hours, a change of confirmed UK departure point to one which is significantly more inconvenient for you and, in the case of tours, a significant change of itinerary missing out one or more major destinations substantially or altogether. You will be made aware of any significant changes prior to the tour, and have the option to defer the tour (amendment charges may apply) or accept the changes. We accept responsibility for ensuring that the services we contract to provide are supplied and to a reasonable standard. 8. Students/Passengers with a disability or medical condition Please note that some people with certain disabilities may have difficulty getting on and off coaches, and some of our Hotels/Hostels do not offer ground floor accommodation. On most tours there is a certain amount of walking involved. Should any member of your group suffer from a disability or medical condition that could affect their or other members of the group’s tour, then we must be notified in writing at the time of enquiry as this may affect your booking arrangements. You should also confirm that any assistance required by the individual can be met by other members of the group. If, after careful consideration, we feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned, we must reserve the right to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at the time of booking, cancel when we become aware of these details. 9. Force Majeur Except where otherwise stated in these bookings conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by you or otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of ‘force majeur’. In these terms and conditions ‘force majeur’ means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. This includes war, civil disturbance, industrial dispute, unforeseeable terrorist activity or threat thereof, natural disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions and similar problems beyond our control. ABT Ltd will do all that is possible to protect the schools/ organisations interests, but we cannot be held responsible for unforeseen delays, industrial disputes, civil riots, accidents and inoperable weather. Other than where the conditions set out in this paragraph apply, in the event of a delay in returning to the UK of over five hours, ABT Ltd will provide a light meal. If additional overnight accommodation is required owing to unforeseen circumstances then, other than where the conditions set out in this paragraph apply, ABT Ltd will meet the costs for one night’s accommodation. 10. Conditions of Carriage Many of the services which make up your tour are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these in accordance with their own terms and conditions but must comply with EU Regulations for operation in Europe. You will be subject to the conditions of carriage which apply to the individual coach company, airline or ferry operator. Copies of their Terms and Conditions can be made available for you to see. 11. Personal Luggage All airlines restrict the number and weight of bags being carried, whether checked in or carried by the passenger. (Full details of baggage allowances are available of the relevant airlines website). Any excess baggage charges will have to be borne by the organisation or the individual concerned. 12. Health Regulations A. Europe At the time of going to print, no vaccinations are required for travel to Europe. However, all passengers are required to have a valid European Health Insurance Card. For further information visit www.dh.gov.uk/travellers. B. Outside Europe It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your group
have the appropriate vaccinations, that these are up to date and, most importantly, that they are carrying the appropriate certificates when travelling. Again, the website at www.dh.gov. uk/travellers can help. 13. Passports and Visas – Your responsibilities A. Travel to countries other than the USA or Russia It is the responsibility of the school/organisation to ensure that all those traveling in their group have a valid individual passport and the necessary visas if required. It is the responsibility of the school/organisation to confirm the requirement of visas for non-British passport holders, by contacting the relevant Embassy or Consulate. Guidance and visa exemption forms will only be issued to the school/organisation travelling and are available from the British Council Information Centre, Tel: 0161 957 7755 (10.0016.45 hrs Mon-Fri), Fax: 0161 957 7762 Email: email@example.com If a collective passport or NATO Travel Order is used, then this again remains the responsibility of the school/organisation/ military unit. You are responsible for any charges or fines that might be levied by authorities in the UK or abroad for non compliance with regulations in this area. Any such amounts will be recharged to you. B. Travel to USA All passengers, including children, must have their own machine readable passport. US immigration authorities require passport holders from those countries which are approved as part of the visa waiver program to obtain clearance to travel through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This can be done online at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/ id_visa/esta In addition, travellers must complete a visa waiver form (obtainable at airports on departure). Travellers holding passports from countries not approved as part of the VWP must obtain a United States visa. C. Travel to Russia All passengers are required to have a visa for travel to Russia. ABT Ltd will assist you with all visa applications. 14. Insurance and Safety It is a condition of booking that all travellers are covered by comprehensive insurance including cover for lost or damaged baggage. It is the responsibility of your organisation to ensure that they have adequate travel (including medical) insurance, and that no member of the group travels against medical advice. ABT Ltd has full Public Liability cover through our insurers – The Royal Sun Alliance. A copy of this Schedule of Insurance is available on request. Battlefields can be dangerous places. Each year, several tons of live munitions are unearthed in France and Belgium. When walking on old battle sites, you should be extra vigilant. Everybody on the tours is briefed on safety dos and don’ts. Whilst ABT Ltd will do everything it can to ensure the safety of its customers, we cannot take responsibility for any injury sustained as a result of failing to heed advice given, or any act of stupidity or wilful act of negligence. ABT Ltd operates a comprehensive, and independently audited, Safety Management System. Further details are available on request. 15. Our Commitment to You Our staff will always endeavour to give precise, accurate information to telephone enquiries and on preliminary visits. We cannot, however, accept liability for information given verbally to customers unless it is confirmed by us in writing. We promise to make sure that the tour arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. 16. Complaints Procedure Should you have a complaint about any aspect of your tour, you should notify the senior guide or Tour Manager without delay, in order that the problem can be quickly resolved. If the nature of the complaint is an urgent one and there is no company representative on the tour you should call the 24 hour duty mobile number in your information pack. On your return from the tour you will be sent a Company Assessment sheet, which we ask you to complete and return to us. All comments, especially adverse ones, are acted upon as soon as is practicable. Once your complaint has been dealt with, you will be notified of the outcome. 17. Indemnity We expect all members of your school/organisation to behave in an appropriate manner and to have consideration for others at the sites visited and in particular the accommodation you may be staying in. In the event of any member of the school/ organisation causing offence, danger, damage or distress to others, we reserve the right to terminate that individual’s tour arrangements. In that event, we will not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by them or the school/organisation as a result. If the actions of a member of your school/organisation cause damage to the accommodation in which you are staying, or to the vehicle in which you are traveling, or cause delay or diversion to any means of transportation, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including legal costs of all concerned) made against us by or on behalf of the owners of such accommodation or the operator of such means of transportation or by any third party. 18. Consistency In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the additional general information in the brochure, then these Terms and Conditions will apply in respect of the inconsistency. January 2010
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