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History Happy Hour: Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts

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This week on History Happy Hour, co-host historians Chris Anderson in London and Rick Beyer in Chicago talk to the acclaimed military historian and Winston Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts, exactly 80 years from the day that Churchill became Prime Minister of England. Roberts describes that moment—nine months after Britain declared war on Germany—as “civilization’s most testing hour” and Churchill as “the one indispensable figure” of World War II. The New York Times calls Roberts’ 2018 book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, “The best single-volume biography of Churchill yet written.” Read More

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D-Day Tour Memory: A Local Shares Recollections of Wartime Belgium

Goeden Mathias in Belgium

We have had many guests who have traveled on a tour with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours tell us that it was a memory of a lifetime. As we are all armchair travelers for the moment, we have been inviting our guests to share their favorite memory while on one of our tours. Today, Glenn Cunningham transports us to a stand of trees and foxholes, where local  Goenen Mathias shares his recollections of wartime in Belgium. Read More

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Gallant Horses at Little Bighorn

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In this article author, historian, television and motion picture consultant John P. Langellier, Ph.D., gives us an overview of the Battle of the Little Bighorn from a different perspective. He discusses the special relationship that mounted warriors had with their horses, especially one No Two Horns who fought there, survived and became an accomplished Hunkpapa Lakota artist. Read More

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History Happy Hour: Faces of Margraten Project

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This week on History Happy Hour, co-host historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer talk to Sebastiaan Vonk one of the founders of the amazing Faces of Margraten project, which is working diligently to provide a face to go with the names of the 8,301 soldiers buried at the USAMBC Netherland American Cemetery in Margraten, as well as the 1,722 names on the walls of the missing. Sebastiaan will talk about this incredibly important project as well as the history of the cemetery and the grave adoption program.  Read More

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History Happy Hour Reading List

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History Happy Hour co-host historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer have put together a list of books that they and their guests have recommended or mentioned on the show. It's a good one, so settle into your favorite easy chair and read on! Read More

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The Home of the Band of Brothers Needs Your Help!

Camp Toccoa

For those of you have traveled with us on our Original Band of Brothers Tour, as well as fans of Stephen Ambrose’s epic book, Band of Brothers and the miniseries of the same name, we wanted to let you that the home of these great American heroes, Currahee Military Museum at Camp Toccoa in Georgia, needs your help. Read More

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Battle of Edgehill: The First Battle of the English Civil War

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In American libraries, the shelves virtually groan with volumes written about the American Civil War. We sometimes forget that two centuries prior there was a bloody civil war fought across the Atlantic in England. In this article, our historian, General Johnny Rickett, delves into the first major battle of the English Civil War, the Battle of Edgehill, that was fought on 23rd October 1642. Read More

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History Happy Hour: Revolution Revelations

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This Sunday on History Happy Hour, historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer will tackle the American Revolution on "Revolution Revelations," sharing the inside skinny on recommended books, interesting sites, little known stories, and colonial cocktails! Read More

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“Foxy” Shares a Memory: Civil War Mississippi River Campaign Tour

Mississippi River at sunset in Natchez

We have had many guests who have traveled on a tour with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours tell us that it was a memory of a lifetime. As we are all armchair travelers for the moment, we are inviting you to share your favorite memory while on one of our tours. Today, Mark “Foxy” Thieman transports you to the banks of the Mississippi River in Natchez. Read More

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The Battle of the Bulge: Exploring the North Shoulder

U.S. gun position on Elsenborn Ridge

In this article, our historian Len Fullenkamp delves into the fierce combat that occurred during the Battle of the Bulge in the areas of the North Shoulder. He points out that many visitors who go to the Ardennes to study this battle, do not venture as far north as Elsenborn Ridge and the surrounding region. It was here that the Germans concentrated their assault and how Hitler erred in thinking that American commanders would not be able to respond with necessary rapidity. Read More

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