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Itineraries
Learning Resource - Arras and the Battle of the Somme

Arras and the Battle of the Somme

KS3 & 4 First World War
The Somme battlefield to the south of Arras presents a choice of sites to allow engagement with a variety of themes, particularly the involvement of many different nationalities and the subsequent concept of ‘national ownership’ of battlefield sites, the challenges of communication and decision making and the impact stories of the battle have had on modern ideas about warfare.
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Arras and the Battle of the Somme
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Battle of Passchendaele

Battle of Passchendaele

KS3 & 4 First World War
The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of the First World War. It was in fact a series of operations beginning in June 1917 and continuing until November of the same year. The lack of significant gains and the fact that the fighting ground to a halt because of the mud has come to symbolise the horrors of the Western Front.
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Battle of Passchendaele
Historical Notes
Learning Resource - Battle of the Somme

Battle of the Somme

KS3 & 4 First World War
The Battle of the Somme, which began on 1 July 1916, is one of the best known and most costly battles of the First World War. It was intended to break the stalemate of trench warfare, but by the end of the Battle, on 18th November, troops had advanced only five miles.
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Battle of the Somme
Personal Stories
Learning Resource - Betty Stevenson

Betty Stevenson

KS2,3 & 4 First World War
Bertha Stevenson, known as Betty, was born in York on 3 September 1896 and lived in Harrogate. She was killed in 1918 while working for the Y.M.C.A. in France. In 1920 her parents wrote and published an account of Betty’s wartime experiences, drawing on her diaries and letters home.
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Betty Stevenson
Teaching Activities
Learning Resource - Considering the burial of the Happy Warrior

Considering the Burial of the 'Happy Warrior'

KS3 First World War
Etaples Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemetery is approx 60Km south of Calais. It is best visited at the end of a tour, on the return journey to Calais. Focussing on the funeral of Betty Stevenson provides an opportunity for students to participate in an act of remembrance and allows them to complete their exploration of the First World War sites in a reflective way.
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Considering the Burial of the 'Happy Warrior'