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Driant: Fighting on the Face of the Moon

First published on Warfare History Network, the article “Driant: Fighting on the Face of the Moon” by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, recounts the grueling battle for Fort Driant, which proved a formidable task that stymied the U.S. Third Army at Metz during WWII.

Ten Little Known Facts About the Ghost Army

Historian Rick Beyer, who produced and directed the award-winning PBS documentary The Ghost Army, and co-wrote (with Liz Sayles) The Ghost Army of World War II shares “Ten Little Known Facts about the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops (AKA the Ghost Army).”

Register for Historian Rick Beyer’s Ghost Army Webinar

We are excited to announce historian Rick Beyer’s upcoming webinar on the Ghost Army, the top secret 23rd Headquarters Special Troops of WWII. Learn more about “The Ghost Army: Holding Patton’s Line with Inflatable Tanks.”

The 90th Division Comes of Age

“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.

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours in the News!

Our one and only Terri Sercovich, whom many of you have had the pleasure to work with, was interviewed at the New York Times Travel Show for a post on the travel blog, The Cultured Black Pearl, about our WWII and American history tours.

Mark Bielski’s Tour Picks for 2017

I invite you to travel with us this year through the battlefields of Europe, the Pacific and the Civil War, and follow the trails of explorers in the American West. As you walk in the footsteps of America’s heroes, our historians will share the remarkable narratives of the events that have changed the course of …

Top 10 Facts About General George S. Patton, Jr.

General George S. Patton, Jr. is a legendary figure in WWII history. He believed in fulfilling the unforgivable minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. He proved it in his race across France, his relief of the besieged town of Bastogne and his drive into Germany. Did you know…

Operation Fortitude

Eisenhower and his staff were to resolve four major issues for the D-Day invasion: where, when and how to launch and the need for a deception plan to ensure that the Germans would be surprised. This necessity hatched the plan for “Operation Fortitude.” It was a grand plan to fool Hitler into thinking the invasion would come somewhere other than Normandy.