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ACS EGHAM STUDENTS VISIT WW1 BATTLEFIELD AND CEMETERY SITES

Published Friday 2nd of May 2014 12:32:00 PM

Thirty-eight students from ACS Egham recently travelled to France and Belgium where they visited a selection of poignant WW1 battlefield and cemetery locations.

Grade 10 History students began the three day-long trip with a visit to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. During this thought-provoking tour students learnt about the causes of WW1, the involvement of British Commonwealth soldiers and the role of women in the War.

Another highlight of the trip included a visit to the infamous Somme battlefield, France. This visit helped the students understand the technicalities of war in 1916 including trench systems, mine warfare, plus the introduction of tanks and other new machinery.

Mr Sonderman, ACS Egham teacher and trip leader, commented:

�Visiting the battlefield and cemetery sites of France and Belgium offered the students an invaluable chance to experience at close hand the realities of WW1, and appreciate the magnitude of what happened during this historic period.�
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