Historian Kevin Hymel’s Latest Article: Armored Blitz to Avranches

4th Armored Division in Coutances

Historian Kevin Hymel’s most recent article, “Armored blitz to Avranches,” was just published on Warfare History Network. In the article Kevin covers how the U.S. VIII Corps exploited Operation Cobra and cracked a doorway into Brittany, and General Omar Bradley got exactly what he was looking for: a way to win the war faster. Read More


Support the Ghost Army Legacy Project!

Ghost Army battalion tank

It’s the final week of the Ghost Army Legacy Project fundraiser and they are more than 90% of the way to their goal. More than 50 people have joined them so far - thank you so much! There’s still time for you to add to our success before year’s end. Read More


Christmas in Wartime: Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge soldiers in the forest

"Christmas in Wartime: Battle of the Bulge" by Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez appeared in the National Archives blog The Unwritten Record. The post expounds upon this pivotal moment in WWII history and provides glimpse into how the soldiers "celebrated" Christmas under the dire winter conditions. Read More


History with Mark Bielski: Pearl Harbor Podcasts

Attack on Pearl Harbor

On the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, our director, Mark Bielski, has two episodes on Pearl Harbor on his History with Mark Bielski podcast that you won’t want to miss! PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR Mark revisits his interview with historian Ron Drez. They discuss his book, Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War. … Read More


Our Historians: Making History Come Alive

Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz

As it was when Dr. Ambrose was leading the D-Day to the Rhine Tour in the 1970s, we have only the most qualified historians lead our historical and WWII tours. Whether it is the history of WWII, the Civil War or Lewis and Clark, our historians are leaders in their field and world-renowned authors. They are also dedicated to making history come alive even when they are not leading tours – giving lectures, being interviewed, writing books, advocating for veterans. Here’s a look at what some of our historians are have been up to when not on tour. Read More


Webinar: Revolution! Northern Theater 1775-1777

Revolutionary War battle scene

Join Historian Rick Beyer for a webinar on the Revolutionary War! DATE: Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm CT TOPIC: Revolution! The Northern Theater 1775-1777 Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is launching an exciting new Revolutionary War Tour in 2020. In this webinar, historian Rick Beyer offers a preview of the trip, which will take guests from … Read More


Band of Brothers Reunions: A Family Tradition

Members of Easy Company at a reunion

George Luz, Jr., the son of Easy Company member, George Luz, Sr., has been attending Band of Brothers reunions since 1965. Today, he shares his memories of these yearly events that brought together the men of Easy Company, and later their families, every year since 1946. Read More


Harpers Ferry: Rich in Civil War History

John Brown Fort

Historian Mark Bielski covers the significance of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Civil War history, a charming town that is one of the stops on our Civil War: This Hallowed Ground Tour. Read More

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