D-Day: 70th Anniversary of the Allied Landings
September 6-13, 2014
Cross the English Channel by ferry to France as the “boys” did in June 1944, which lends a special perspective of what their experience might have been like. Then follow in the footsteps of the liberating armies by walking the beaches of Normandy where the soldiers landed. Stand atop the bluffs the Rangers scaled, explore museums that bring together the elements that affected the landing and the ensuing Battle for Normandy, and visit places of extraordinary heroism. Don’t miss this profoundly moving itinerary.
This tour is also available May 20-28, 2014
Study Leader Information
Flint Whitlock is an awardwinning author of dozens of magazine articles and nine books related to World War II, including two detailing the D-Day operation. He is the editor of WWII Quarterly magazine and a frequent keynote speaker and history presenter. Flint is a former U.S. Army officer and son of a WWII veteran.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S for London.
Day 2 - London
Day 3 - London/Bletchley Park/Imperial War Museum
Day 4 - London/Portsmouth/Normandy
Day 5 - Sainte Mère Église/Utah Beach/La Cambe/Pointe du Hoc/Omaha Beach
Day 6 - Caen/Arromanches/Colleville-sur-Mer
Day 7 - Normandy/Giverny/Paris
Day 8 - Paris/USA
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