The Staff Ride

Battlefield Study

conveying the lessons of the past to the present-day

Developed and made famous by Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army, early in the nineteenth century, a Battlefield Study (a direct translation of the German term Stabs-Reise) is an educational technique that, bringing the historical action “to the life”, aims to be a persuasive method of conveying the lessons of the past to the present-day, preparing for military operations of most modern armies.

This learning approach is extensively used in the Armed Forces of United Kingdom, Commonwealth, United States Armed and Bundeswehr.

History&Geo Tours has developed a Multiperspective Battlefield Study Programme, in conjunction with the Department of Engineering and Geology - InGeo (D'Annunzio University of Chieti Pescara) and led by the accredited battlefield guides of the renowned International Guild of the Battlefield Guides, military historians and the geologist of the aforementioned university.

Skillfully conducted on each terrain where historic battles took place the, the H&G Tours Battlefield Study Programme will provide:

  • an expert geographical, geological and morphological understanding of the impact of the terrain o the battle: this will include man - made military features such as trench system, tunnels and concrete emplacements;
  • the historical prospective including the ground strategy of the chosen period of warfare;
  • strategical, operational and tactical level of war and battle;
  • description of the tactics, weapons, and procedures used at the time;
  • command, control and communication;
  • analysis of the fighting spirit and the personal experience of men in battle.

H&G Tours Battlefield Studies aim to help military units, enduring lessons that they can apply in own military service. No matter your unit type, we have the expertise to give you the most rewarding battlefield study possible.

As a matter of fact, well - led Battlefield Studys aims to

Develop professional leadership

Improve Decision-Making

Deepen professional knowledge

H&G Tours offers an extensive and responsive range of logistic and administrative support to military units. This includes:

  • comfortable and well equipped coaches;
  • 24 hours/7 days with a cross Europe coverage;
  • a network of contacts and agreements that ensures you accommodation, transport and feeding requirements on are met;
  • project officer support for design of the battlefield study;
  • the use of hall and lecture theatre.