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History Happenings August: WWII and Civil War

Leon Trotsky with Americans in Mexico

It is in the spirit of our founder, Stephen E. Ambrose, that director and historian Mark Bielski shares some of the interesting historical events that occurred during WWII and the Civil War in the month of August. Read More

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The Battle of the Bulge: Why Counterattack in Belgium?

German Counter Offensive Plan Belgium

The article “The Battle of the Bulge: Why Counterattack in Belgium?” by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, analyzes the favorable conditions that led Hitler to launch his counteroffensive against the allies—the Battle of the Bulge—in Belgium. Read More

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Watch Historian Kevin Hymel’s D-Day Webinar!

Omaha Beach Vierville Draw

We would like to thank everyone who signed up for historian Kevin Hymel's D-Day webinar, "Cracking the Vierville Draw at Omaha Beach." Many of you asked if we were going to post the webinar. We are excited to let you know that you can now view it on the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours YouTube channel. Read More

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The Battle of St. Vith

Tanks at the Battle of St. Vith

First published on Warfare History Network, the article "The Battle of St. Vith" by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, recounts one of the critical battles fought during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944. Read More

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The WWI – WWII Connection

Germans at Compiegn WWII

Historian Mark Bielski shares the little known story of two historic surrenders, 22 years apart. These events, one of which occurred during WWI and the other, WWII, turned out to be pivotal moments in both wars. Read More

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The 90th Division Comes of Age

90th US Infantry Division Monument Utah Beach

“The 90th Division Comes of Age,” an article by our historian Kevin Hymel, tells the story of the one of the worst infantry divisions in the U.S. Army, which turned itself around during the drive across France. Read More

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History Happenings: This Month in History

Bomb Damage in Malta WWII

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.” – Stephen E. Ambrose It is in this spirit that director and historian Mark Bielski shares some of the interesting historical events that occurred during WWII and the Civil War during … Read More

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Memories of D-Day From the Men Who Fought

American Soldiers on Normandy beach after D-Day

Occasionally, when we are enmeshed in historical discussions about the D-Day invasions, we tend to gloss over the most important part of the Allied war machine that led us to victory in Europe in WWII: the soldiers who made it happen. To remember the heroic deeds of those men, we would like to share some … Read More

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