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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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Preparing for Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord D-Day Landing

When British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Josef Stalin in Tehran in November 1943, the Soviet leader expressed his anxiety and asked them who is going to command the D-Day invasion? When they replied that they had not yet chosen, he didn't take them seriously. "If you don't have a commander, you don't have an invasion." Read More

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We Have Launched a New D-Day Normandy Tours Website!

Stephen Ambrose on early D-Day Tour

As a tribute to the soldiers who fought on D-Day, we have launched a new Stephen Ambrose D-Day Tours website. Our renowned D-Day to the Rhine Tour dates back to the 1970s, from the days when Stephen E. Ambrose was a history professor at the University of New Orleans (UNO). At the time, fellow faculty … Read More

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