The Christmas Truce of WWI

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 … Read More


Quotes from D-Day, June 6, 1944

As Stephen Ambrose said, “The American citizen soldiers knew the difference between right and wrong, and they didn’t want to live in a world in which wrong prevailed. So they fought, and won, and all of us, living and yet to be born, must be profoundly grateful.” Stephen Ambrose conducted more than 1,400 interviews with … Read More


New! Travel on Our Two Civil War Tours Back-to-Back

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours offers two American Civil War Tours each fall, Civil War: This Hallowed Ground and Civil War: Mississippi River Campaign. In 2017, for the first time, we will offer these two tours back-to-back on our Double Feature Civil War Tour: Eastern and Western Theatres. Read More


Former Student of Stephen Ambrose Has Tribute Published in The Advocate

Professor Stephen Ambrose

Jerry E. Strahan, Author and Historian, has spent 40 years as the General Manager of Lucky Dogs, New Orleans’ beloved hot dog vending company. He also studied under our founder, Stephen E. Ambrose while Dr. Ambrose was a professor of history at the University of New Orleans. Strahan wrote this guest column about Dr. Ambrose, … Read More


Iwo Jima Veteran Recalls His Service During the War in the Pacific

Replica of Iwo Jima flag raising etched on rock

We wanted to share this article by Lou Michel of The Buffalo News on Robert L. Schmidt, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who fought on four different islands in the Pacific during WWII — an atoll in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Titian and finally, Iwo Jima. Mr. Schmidt, who is originally from Buffalo, but now … Read More


Memorial Pegasus Museum in Normandy

Pegasus Bridge

One of the interesting places we stop on our D-Day to the Rhine and Operation Overlord tours is the Memorial Pegasus museum in Ranville, France, the location of Pegasus Bridge, the major objective of the British airborne troops during the D-Day Invasion. Ranville was also the first French village liberated on D-Day. Read More


8 Things You Need To Know About The Iwo Jima Landings

Allied troops at the battle of Iwo Jima

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


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


2017 Tour Dates Announced!

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


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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