The World War II Battlefields of Normandy school trip is a unique educational experience, as students visit the beaches of Northern France where the D Day landings took place in 1944 and some of the most important battle sites and war memorials in Normandy.
Visiting the World War II Battlefields of Normandy will deepen the students’ interest and understanding of European modern history and geopolitics. They will learn about the background and logistics of the Normandy Landings at the beaches known by code names such as Juno, Gold or Omaha.
Over 150,000 Allied troops from Britain, Canada and the United States landed on the Normandy shores in Northern France in June 1944, marking the beginning of the end of World War II.
Poignant memorials, museums such as Utah Beach Landing Museum and Airborne Museum and soldier cemeteries such as Ranville War Cemetery and the Normandy American Cemetery are a poignant reminder of the horrors of war and honour the memory of those who lost their lives in the conflict.
This travel itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your school group and educational needs. Our travel team will be able to organise additional nights, visits and activities, as required.
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