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Hawthorn Ridge, Flanders Fields, October 2018

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hawthorn Ridge Mine, Battle of the Somme During a visit to Flanders Fields last weekend we passed by Hawthorn Ridge.  The detonation of the Hawthorn Ridge Mine on 1st July 1916, captured on film by Geoffrey Malins, is one of the iconic moments of the First World War. The explosion also symbolises the disaster of the 1st [...]

Bomb Demolition Number 1

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bomb Demolition Number 1 The ‘Bomb, Demolition Number 1’ was fired from the Churchill AVRE’s 290mm Petard mortar and it pretty much destroyed any masonry in its path. . It’s 630mm (25in) tall and weighs 18kg (40lb). The AVRE was a specialist engineer vehicle used to overcome obstacles on the battlefield. Find out more in David [...]

Brittany Ferries 2019 sailings now on sale

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thinking of a D-Day tour in 2019? Book your ferry crossing now! If you're thinking of visiting the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion or finding out more about Operation Overlord and the Normandy Campaign, Brittany Ferries' 2019 sailings went on sale on 24 July 2018. Brittany Ferries offers a range of sailings from Britain to [...]

Frank Bourlet, RIP. Last of the Pegasus Bridge Assault Group

By | June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Frank Bourlet RIP. Last Veteran of the Pegasus Bridge. Another veteran leaves us. It is being reported that Frank Bourlet, from Glider No. 1, the last veteran of the Coup de Main group that spearheaded the assault on Pegasus Bridge, has passed away. May he rest in peace.

Some Very Kind Words From a Fellow Pro Tour Guide

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kind words from New York's finest tour guide Alison and I had the pleasure of meeting Sheldon and Debby Lapidus from Best New York Tours in March 2018. At the time we didn't know that Sheldon was a professional tour guide as he only told us just before they left. We were all the more pleased [...]

Ernie Pyle and Professor Stephen Krankhe

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach|

New Ernie Pyle Documentary by Professor Stephen Krankhe On 18th July this year, I was privileged to spend an enthralling day with Professor Stephen Krankhe of Indiana State University. Prof. Krankhe is planning to make a documentary film about the American War Correspondent Ernie Pyle and I was honored to be chosen by him to guide [...]

Camp Patton – Lucky Forward, Normandy

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Tanks|

General George S Patton. Lucky Forward, Nehou, Normandy   General George Patton arrived in Normandy on 6th July 1944, a month after the D-Day landings of 6th June. Until then he had played a crucial role in the allied deception plan Operation Fortitude, convincing the Germans that he would lead a landing in the Pas de [...]

Juno Beach P-47 Thunderbolt wrecked at St Aubin Sur Mer

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Juno Beach, USAF|Tags: , , , |

An unusual photograph of JUNO Beach is of a P-47 Thunderbolt (42-76279) from 365th Fighter Bomber Group 386th Fighter Squadron U.S. Army Air Force beached close to the sea wall on JUNO Beach. How did it get there? The aircraft was flown by 2nd Lieutentant John Alfred Weese who crash landed into the sea off [...]

MURDER at the Abbaye d’Ardenne

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Ardenne, Canadian troops, D Day, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Panzer Division|

Ardenne Abbey Massacre. June 1944 On 7th, 8th and 17th June 1944, in the immediate aftermath of D-Day, twenty Canadian soldiers were executed by the Germans at the Abbaye d'Ardenne, a massive collection of medieval buildings including an early gothic church, a chateau and farm buildings at Villons les Buissons which today is a suburb [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pegasus Bridge 2017 The Pegasus Bridge over the Caen Canal at Benouville is just as important today as it was on the morning of D-Day in 1944. Over the years some very large vessels have passed by.