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 …
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One of the interesting places we stop on our D-Day to the Rhine and Operation Overlord tours is the Memorial Pegasus museum in Ranville, France, the location of Pegasus Bridge, the major objective of the British airborne troops during the D-Day Invasion. Ranville was also the first French village liberated on D-Day.
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…
We have finalized our tour dates for 2017! From WWII tours celebrating “The Greatest Generation” to Civil War tours visiting the battlefields of the North and South to historical tours following the path of America’s great explorers, Lewis and Clark, these are absolutely bucket-list experiences for history buffs.
If you are joining us on one of our D-Day tours — D-Day to the Rhine or Operation Overlord — we highly recommend you read Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s seminal work, D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II. This book will give you a deeper understanding of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches from a first hand perspective of the men who fought, although as Dr. Ambrose said himself, “The best way to understand history is to study the places where it was made.”
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.
Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation has been released. Mark’s book tells the fascinating story of nine transplanted Poles who participated in the Civil War, who span three generations and are connected by culture, nationality and adherence to their principles and ideals.
We received the following note from Mr. H. Roger Barksdale, who has traveled with us on the D-Day Tour, about the wonderful time he and his wife had on their “dream trip.” Our founder Stephen Ambrose first led this D-Day to the Rhine Tour in the late 1970s. We are pleased to hear from Roger that we are doing a good job at carrying on his legacy.