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8 Things You Need To Know About The Iwo Jima Landings

We wanted to share the following story we found on War History Online about Iwo Jima, “8 Things You Need To Know About The Iwo Jima Landings,” by Andrew Knighton. If you don’t already know about the website War History Online,”the place for military history news and views,” you should check it out. Read More

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Top 10 Facts About General George S. Patton, Jr.

General Patton in Brolo

General George S. Patton, Jr. is a legendary figure in WWII history. He believed in fulfilling the unforgivable minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. He proved it in his race across France, his relief of the besieged town of Bastogne and his drive into Germany. Did you know... Read More

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2017 Tour Dates Announced!

BoB Tour Ed Mauser with the Screaming Eagles Living History in Aldbourne, England

We have finalized our tour dates for 2017! From WWII tours celebrating “The Greatest Generation” to Civil War tours visiting the battlefields of the North and South to historical tours following the path of America's great explorers, Lewis and Clark, these are absolutely bucket-list experiences for history buffs. Read More

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D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WWII

D-Day: June 6, 1944 book cover

If you are joining us on one of our D-Day tours -- D-Day to the Rhine or Operation Overlord -- we highly recommend you read Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose's seminal work, D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II. This book will give you a deeper understanding of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches from a first hand perspective of the men who fought, although as Dr. Ambrose said himself, "The best way to understand history is to study the places where it was made." Read More

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Celebrate 15 years of HBO’s Band of Brothers!

It is hard to believe, but on September 9, 2001, HBO aired episode 1, “Currahee,” of the Band of Brothers. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose best-selling book, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, the epic miniseries introduced millions of people from around the world to the men of Easy Company. Read More

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Limited Space Available on Fall WWII and Civil War Tours!

Band of Brothers Tour Group

Whether you are traveling to Europe on the Band of Brothers or D-Day to the Rhine tours or in the United States on our This Hallowed Ground Civil War tour, fall can be an especially lovely time to year to take one of our historical tours. Among the highlights are moderate temperatures, often with bluebird … Read More

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Mark Bielski’s book Sons of the White Eagle is out!

Sons of the White Eagle book

Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation has been released. Mark's book tells the fascinating story of nine transplanted Poles who participated in the Civil War, who span three generations and are connected by culture, nationality and adherence to their principles and ideals. Read More

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Operation Fortitude

General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill

Eisenhower and his staff were to resolve four major issues for the D-Day invasion: where, when and how to launch and the need for a deception plan to ensure that the Germans would be surprised. This necessity hatched the plan for “Operation Fortitude.” It was a grand plan to fool Hitler into thinking the invasion would come somewhere other than Normandy. Read More

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