May 17-25, 2020
Double Occupancy: $4800 per person
Single Occupancy: $5060 per person
Airfare is not included.
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If my history teacher in high school had taught it this way, I’d have learned a lot more history!" — --Osher Student, World War II in Western Europe, 2017
On a 60-mile stretch of coastline in northern France, in just twelve hours, the course of World War II was changed and the death of Nazi Germany made certain. Come tread those beaches with us. Places you have seen in films and read about in novels and texts will come to life as you see what the troops saw and go where they went. When you stand at water’s edge and gaze upon the same 300 yards of open sand that greeted the first assault troops, you will be very glad you made the trip.
This tour is different. Tours that visit venues and museums are certainly entertaining and enjoyable, but can sometimes lack depth. An academics-based, historical tour that involves serious preparation, explores the environs of the Normandy beaches, and offers learned insights into the risks, the alternatives, the decisions, and the people forever tied to the D-Day outcome...such a tour is rare indeed.
D-Day and the Race across France focuses on the specific events of the first Allied campaign in northern Europe, and even more on the thoughts and actions that led to initial success and final victory. In addition to visiting the venues, we will carefully examine the pros and cons of the major alternatives, the factors in play, and why the final decisions were what they turned out to be. The essence of this tour is to not only visit the actual sites where the Battle of Normandy was fought, but also to explain the depth and complexity of the decisions that were made, the risks that were involved, and the near-prodigal talent with which the Allied leaders made the most difficult choices.
Almost everyone knows the basic events that happened during the D-Day landings and the events that followed. But far fewer people know and understand...
So, mark your calendar and join our historical strike force as we execute our own assault of the beaches of Normandy.
Photos courtesy David Brossard, BeBo86