R.I.P. Willard “Bud” LaCounte, D-Day Veteran

Willard "Bud" LaCounte

We are sad to share the news that WWII veteran Willard “Bud” LaCounte has passed away. We were honored to have him join us on one of our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. In honor of Bud, we hope you will take a few moments to read about the life of this amazing man. Read More


Exclusive New Tour! Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

We are excited to offer an exclusive new tour for 2022: the Medal of Honor Tour. Travel with Edward G. Lengel, Ph.D., the Chief Historian at the National Medal of Honor Museum, on this 10-day tour as he shares the experiences of Medal of Honor recipients from both WWII and WWI at the very sites where their acts of bravery and sacrifice occurred. Read More


Goodbye Gil Seltzer, Ghost Army Veteran

Gil Seltzer, Ghost Army veteran

We were sad to hear the news that Ghost Army veteran Gil Seltzer recently passed away. Rick Beyer, the historian for our Ghost Army Tour, has penned a wonderful remembrance of Gil. We hope you'll take a few minutes to learn more about this amazing man. Read More


Keeping History Alive: Historian Kevin Hymel

Patton's War book

Kevin Hymel, the historian who leads our In Patton’s Footsteps Tour, has been busy keeping history alive. His new book on General George S. Patton comes out in November; his latest article is now available in WWII History Magazine; and he made yet another appearance on WW2TV to discuss the Battle of Mayenne, a stop on the Patton tour. Read More


Let’s Travel! 2022 Tours Filling Fast

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours display

Live the memory of a lifetime on a historical tour by Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours! Our Founder Stephen E. Ambrose had a passion for teaching Americans about our nation’s heritage and heroes. Today our expert historians carry on his legacy. Our 2022 tours are filling fast! Read More


History Hikes: A People’s Westminster Abbey

Entrance to Postman's Park

Senior Historian Chris Anderson has spent a lot of time walking around London looking for sites that are related to the Blitz, Special Operations Executive or just historically interesting. During many of his walks he stops at Postman’s Park, one of London’s most tranquil spaces containing one of its most moving memorials. As Chris says, "For someone who has spent a good deal of his professional life studying the heroic acts of brave men and women in wartime, it is good to be reminded that heroism comes in all shapes and sizes." Read on to learn more about "A People's Westminster Abbey" in his latest History Hikes dispatch. Read More


Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal: How You Can Help

Ghost Army battalion tank

Rick Beyer, our historian for the Ghost Army Tour and president of the Ghost Army Legacy Project, has worked tirelessly to convince Congress to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army. Now, we hope you will help honor these men by mobilizing. Read More


WWII Reminders of a Nightmare That Never Was

London during the Blitz

In Senior Historian Chris Anderson’s recent History Hikes dispatch, he stumbles upon a tangible reminder of the fears of pre-World War II Londoners. Read on to find out what he discovered when he inadvertently ended up in Tabard Gardens and how it tells the larger story of civilian life during WWII. Read More


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