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Happy Valentine’s Day!

D-Day Veteran Norwood Thomas with Wartime Sweetheart

We love romance! And it doesn’t get any more romantic than this sweet story about a D-Day veteran who will be reuniting with his wartime sweetheart just in time for Valentine’s Day. As reported in the Washington Post article, “93-year-old WWII soldier to spend Valentine’s Day with long-lost wartime love,” veteran Norwood Thomas reconnected with … Read More

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New “War to End All Wars” 100th Anniversary WWI Tour Added!

WWI Soldiers

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours has added a new WWI Tour to its portfolio of best-in-class historical and military tours. The “War to End All Wars” tour marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, which began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918. The WWI Tour will explore the most significant sites … Read More

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D-Day, Normandy and beyond Website Tells the Stories of the Men and Women Who Fought in WWII

Normandy D-Day Memorial

Frank C. Everards created the D-Day, Normandy and Beyond website in 2000 with the mission to tell the stories of the brave men and women who went through the life changing event of WWII. He wanted people to be able to read about the high price that was paid for their freedom by giving a platform to the men and women who wanted to share the things they saw and endured. Read More

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20 Seats Added to Iwo Jima Tour for 2016!

Iwo Jima Mt. Suribachi Day 10

We are very excited to announce that we have been cleared to take another 20 guests on our Iwo Jima: War in the Pacific Tour for March 2016. Originally limited to 30 guests, we were sold out before the 2015 tour had even finished, so if you are interested in the Iwo Jima Tour, please contact us as soon as possible. Read More

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SELU Study Abroad Program June 2016

SELU Study Abroad Group at Arromanches

For students who cannot afford the time and cost of a lengthy study abroad program, or whose university does not offer a foreign study experience, Southeastern’s “Operation Overlord 2016” is an opportunity to learn about the Normandy Campaign not just from books but by walking the ground where history was made. Read More

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Tour Recap: Southeastern University Study Abroad 2015

SELU Study Abroad Group by London Bridge

Studying abroad allows students to experience history firsthand and develop a deeper understanding of those who came before, the challenges they faced, and the sacrifices they made. Additionally, by engaging with peoples of different cultures, students discover that around the world people are not all that different from us. Read More

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Tour Recap: This Hallowed Ground September 2015

This Hallowed Ground Civil War Tour Group

We boarded our comfortable bus on Sunday and drove to nearby Manassas National Battlefield, along the banks of Bull Run Creek in Virginia. Aided by maps provided by our SAHT Tour Director, Dr. Mark Bielski, we explored the plans and actions of the Union and Confederate forces who fought the first major battle of the Civil War on July 21, 1861. Before leaving this area, we viewed the ground on which a subsequent battle (2nd Bull Run) was conducted in August, 1862. Read More

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Salute to an Ally: Veteran Mort Sheffloe

Veteran Mort Sheffloe

When WWII Army veteran Mort Sheffloe of Georgetown, Texas, turned the corner at Bastogne barracks, he found a platoon of Belgian soldiers waiting. They stood at parade rest, then snapped to attention and saluted him. The salute caught Sheffloe off guard. He was holding his walking cane in his right hand and could not return the salute properly. Instead, he returned the salute with a wave of his cane, “like a sword salute,” he said. “Or like the Pope blessing the multitudes with Holy Water.” The soldiers broke into applause for the American who had put himself in harm’s way to help liberate Europe more than 70 years earlier. Read More

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News from the Front: D-Day Tour is a “Dream Trip”

Stephen Ambrose at opening of D-Day Museum

We received the following note from Mr. H. Roger Barksdale, who has traveled with us on the D-Day Tour, about the wonderful time he and his wife had on their "dream trip." Our founder Stephen Ambrose first led this D-Day to the Rhine Tour in the late 1970s. We are pleased to hear from Roger that we are doing a good job at carrying on his legacy. Read More

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In Memorium: William Gilbert Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose's Brother Bill Ambrose

We are very sad to report that Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose’s younger brother and historian Dr. Edie Ambrose's father, William Gilbert Ambrose, recently passed away after a short battle with cancer. Stephen and Bill attended college at the University of Wisconsin--Madison and were both history buffs. Read More

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