WW2

Battle of the Bulge

13th-16th May, 2018. A tour, based at LA ROCHE, of the largest battle fought by the US army in WW2, that sealed Hitler’s fate. A local guide will pilot us along Peiper’s route that ended in the infamous Malmedy massacre.

Gallipoli

21st-24th May, 2018. Staying on the Peninsula itself, in a hotel near Anzac Cove, we explore this tragic but beautiful place, that saw the defeat of Churchill’s bold adventure, a defeat brought about by poor and predictable tactics, lethargy at pivotal moments, boneheaded generals… and the bravery of Turkish defenders led by Ataturk.

D-Day Beaches

18th-21st June, 2018. Staying at Arromanches where the remains of Mulberry are visible, we visit UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD beaches, POINTE DU HOC, PEGASUS BRIDGE, MERVILLE BATTERY and other iconic sites of the Longest Day, June 6, 1944. On the beaches and inland, some German units, especially the SS, fought ferociously, making the […]

Dieppe and the Battle of Normandy

5th-8th November, 2018. Starting with a short tour of the disastrous 1942 DIEPPE RAID, of terrible memory to Canada, we go on to look at the 1944 closing of the Falaise Gap and the battles south of Caen in Normandy, including the spot where tank ace Michael Wittmann (above) was killed, and where Rommel was shot […]