Tag: Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

Herb Suerth Jr. R.I.P.

Our historian, Captain Ron Drez, remembers Herb Suerth, Jr., part of the historic Band of Brothers of WWII whose surviving members are now down to a precious few.

An American Sergeant at Brest: Caught in the Crosshairs

The article “An American Sergeant at Brest: Caught in the Crosshairs” by our historian Kevin M. Hymel, recounts Sergeant Mortimer Sheffloe’s WWII experiences in Normandy and Brittany in 1944, including Operation Cobra and being shot by a German sniper near Brest.

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 …

New! Travel on Our Two Civil War Tours Back-to-Back

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours offers two American Civil War Tours each fall, Civil War: This Hallowed Ground and Civil War: Mississippi River Campaign. In 2017, for the first time, we will offer these two tours back-to-back on our Double Feature Civil War Tour: Eastern and Western Theatres.

Iwo Jima Veteran Recalls His Service During the War in the Pacific

We wanted to share this article by Lou Michel of The Buffalo News on Robert L. Schmidt, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who fought on four different islands in the Pacific during WWII — an atoll in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Titian and finally, Iwo Jima. Mr. Schmidt, who is originally from Buffalo, but now …

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…

Celebrate 15 years of HBO’s Band of Brothers!

It is hard to believe, but on September 9, 2001, HBO aired episode 1, “Currahee,” of the Band of Brothers. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose best-selling book, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, the epic miniseries introduced millions of people from around the world to the men of Easy Company.