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Rare Opportunity! Wake Island Tour December 2015

Wake Island Tour

Wake Island is a battle both remembered and lamented as one of the greatest battles of the War in the Pacific. Though the island fell to the overwhelming forces of the Japanese invasion fleet in late December, the “Magnificent Fight” exhibited by the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Civilians in December 1941 against overwhelming odds stands … Read More

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General Charles “Casey” Brower Joins August D-Day Tour as Historian

Historian Casey Brower

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is delighted to announce that General Charles (Casey) Brower will be the historian for the August 7-19, 2015 D-Day Tour. As our Director Mark Bielski says, those fortunate enough to travel on the August tour with Casey will be impressed. “We are excited to have General Brower leading our August D-Day Tour. He … Read More

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In Memoriam: Hugh Ambrose

Hugh Ambrose

We are very sad to report that Stephen E. Ambrose’s son, Hugh Ambrose, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Hugh continued to carry on his father’s work at the National WWII Museum after Dr. Ambrose died and was also a historian, working as a consultant on the HBO miniseries The Pacific and also … Read More

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Read Our New History Newsletter, The Cricket!

We have exciting news! May marks the launch of our new history newsletter, The Cricket. For those of you who have signed up for e-alerts from us, in addition to e-blasts about breaking tour news, you will now receive The Cricket, which will cover a variety of interesting topics, including: spotlights on veterans stories about WWII, military … Read More

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WWII Veteran Mort Sheffloe to Travel on In Patton’s Footsteps Tour

WWII Veteran Mort Sheffloe

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” George S. Patton As General Patton said, wars are won by men, and all of us at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours are honored to have one … Read More

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HBO Announces Lewis and Clark Miniseries Based on Stephen Ambrose’s book, Undaunted Courage; Travel Now on Lewis & Clark Tour!

Stephen Ambrose and family at Great Falls

On Friday, January 30, HBO announced plans for a miniseries, Lewis & Clark, which like the network's acclaimed miniseries, Band of Brothers will be based on a best-selling book by Stephen E. Ambrose. Executive producers Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are using Dr. Ambrose's book, Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, as source material for the project. Read More

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Matterhorn Travel Joins the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Family!

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Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is delighted to announce that Matterhorn Travel has joined our family. After 48 years of offering upscale leisure and cultural travel to their guests, we will now be offering and operating Matterhorn’s Civil War: This Hallowed Ground and WWII in Europe tours, according to this year’s published schedule. Our guests will enjoy a new group of historians who are experts in their field and can relate history with the passion and knowledge you have come to expect. Read More

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The Christmas Truce

This holiday season we would like to share with you the story of the Christmas Truce of World War I, which has become an enduring symbol of the triumph of man’s spirit over adversity. Wherever your travels take you this season, Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year! From your friends at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours The Christmas Truce of World War I The Christmas truce of World War I was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front around Christmas 1914. Read More

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