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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…

News from the Front: D-Day Tour is a “Dream Trip”

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.

Tribute to WWII Veteran Yogi Berra: More than a Yankee

We lost Yogi and America lost a big part of itself. What many fail to realize is that beyond Yankee greatness and legendary sayings, was the fact that Yogi was a veteran of World War II. A Normandy survivor. A Purple Heart recipient of the invasion of Southern France. A Seaman First-Class. Yogi was a hero.

Ghost Army Tour Historian Rick Beyer to be on NPR!

Rick Beyer, our historian for the Ghost Army Tour, will be interviewed on NPR’s national radio show, “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” on Thursday, August 13, which airs at 10am ET.