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Historian Kevin Hymel’s Article: From D-Day to VE-Day in a C-47

D-Day paratroopers by a C-47

We are excited to share historian Kevin Hymel's latest article for Warfare History Network, "From D-Day to VE-Day in a C-47," about Technical Sergeant Gerald Griffith who survived two crash landings while delivering paratroopers in World War II’s largest airborne operations. Read More

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History Happenings Winter: Civil War, WWII and the Russian Revolution

Finnish soldiers with machine gun during Winter War

Often we think that historically, not much has happened in the middle of winter. However, that’s far from the truth. From the American Civil War brewing as the states of the Deep South seceded to form the Confederacy in 1861, to the last battle of the War of 1812 and the Soviets battling the Finns in the snow during WWII, there has been a lot of historical heat generated in January over the centuries. Read More

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Keeping History Alive: Kevin Hymel on General Patton

Historian Kevin Hymel at Patton Estate

Historian Kevin Hymel has been busy keeping history alive. He recently gave a talk on his new book, Patton's War: An American General’s Combat Leadership, and appeared as an expert on Patton on WW2TV in the episode, "General Patton in the Ardennes." Read More

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2 New Domestic Tours to Book for 2022!

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

We are excited to offer two exclusive new tours! Our Revolutionary War: Road to Yorktown tour explores the final days of this epic American conflict, the battles that raged across the southern theater and the key players in that drama. Our Apache Wars of the Southwest tour is an unforgettable journey through the scenic Southwest that follows in the footsteps of a cast of remarkable historical characters. Read More

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Give the Memory of a Lifetime This Holiday Season

Christmas in WWII

We have had many guests who have traveled with us over the years tell us that it was a memory of a lifetime. This holiday season, give the gift that your loved one will never forget—a tour by Stephen Ambrose. Read More

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Patton’s War is Now in Bookstores

Patton's War book

Historian Kevin Hymel's new book, Patton's War: An American General's Combat Leadership, Volume I, November 1942 -July 1944, is now in bookstores. Read an excerpt in the winter issue of WWII Quarterly magazine. Read More

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Captured at the Battle of the Bulge

U.S. POWs at Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge, which began December 16, 1944 and ended January 25, 1945, was one of the most epic and decisive battles of World War II. In the largest American land battle of the war, the U.S. Army stopped Hitler’s well-equipped force of a half-million Germans and his final offensive in Western Europe. … Read More

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The 80th Anniversary of the “Predicted” Attack at Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona burning after Pearl Harbor bombing

On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII, Chief Historian Ronald Drez, provides new insight into the December 7, 1941 sneak attack, one of three attacks ever launched against the U. S. homeland. Many historians have rushed to label them as “surprises,” but that labeling deserves closer scrutiny. Read More

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