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Ypres & The Platoon Experience

Ypres & The Platoon Experience
No. of Days
4 days / 3 nights
Coach & Ferry
Hotel Location
School Hotel
Meal Basis
Age Group
14 to 18yrs
Prices From
Mix of Subjects
History / French

Recommended Battlefield Visits

• Menin Gate
• Last Post (Menin Gate each evening)
• Tyne Cot Commonwealth Cemetery
• Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood Trenches
• Cryer Farm - Clapham Junction
• Vancouver Corner - Brooding Soldier
• Vimy Ridge Memorial
• Hill 60 - Caterpillar
• Langemarck German Cemetery
• Polygon Wood
• Essex Farm
• Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
• On 4th October 1917, about 40 ANZAC soldiers stormed a German garrison in an attempt to win control of an important German stronghold
• The story is retold as a ‘living history’ day, as your group is transformed into the platoon of the 40th Battalion to march the road to Tyne Cot, just as they did in 1917
• Briefing at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
• Change into uniforms, with backpacks & rifles
• Group involvement is important, as each member assumes the identity of one of the soldiers. At Tyne Cot, discover the destiny of your soldier
• The purpose of this activity is to give students a better insight into some historical aspects of the Great War. It does not endorse the use of violence in any way
• Lunch will be a special WWI Tommy Tucker meal (soup, pie with bully-beef and Tommy cake)
• Specially trained guides will lead your group

Leisure Visits

• Bowling
• Local Market
• Visit to Lille

Theme Parks

• Bellewaerde Theme Park

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