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France WW1

France WW1

Students learn the story, and the lessons, of the Somme.

Region Overview

Within one hour of Calais lies one of the most notorious battlefields of the Great War. The battle of the Somme took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916, one of the largest continuous battles of the First World War and one of the bloodiest contests of all time. By the time the allied assault had petered out more than 1.5 million casualties had been suffered on both sides.

Today you can visit trenches, craters, cemeteries and memorials that bring this cataclysmic event to life around a hundred years later. Cross Curricular Studies, MFL teachers and History teachers can work together to create a unique and memorable experience of huge educational value.

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