This autumn more than 1200 teachers and students from more than 430 schools will be visiting the former battlefields of the Western Front on one of our tours. In addition to visiting key locations around Ypres and on the Somme, a number of the groups will also be visiting the Loos battlefield to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos, fought in the autumn of 1915.
As part of the national commemorations some of our groups will visit Dud Corner Cemetery and the Loos Memorial. They will use contemporary photographs, trench maps and modern satelite images to try and identify the key features of the battlefield and then use a range of information to assess the significance of the battle which was fought in September and October 1915. They will also explore stories of some of those who fought and died in the battle 100 years ago.
As a further part of our efforts to commemorate the Battle of Loos we will also be posting two new podcasts which look at the battle from both British and German perspectives. These have been produced for us by academics at King's College London and will go live later this month.